Non-teaching varsity employees of Cotton University stage protest against NEP – Times of India


GUWAHATI: Non- teaching employees of Cotton University staged a sit-in-strike in front of the administrative block of the state university here on Wednesday, in alliance with the nation-wide protest as planned by the All India University Employees Confederation (AIUEC) against the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

AIUEC is a conglomerate of different unions of university employees across India.

The charter of demands pertaining to the protest include setting up of Pay Commission to prescribe uniform pay-scale and service conditions for non-teaching employees of universities and other institutions of higher education, restoring old pension scheme, recruitment of adequate staff with time bound promotion, regularisation of services of all casual/contractual staff, stopping implementation of National Education Policy 2020, representation of non-teaching employees in University Bodies and democratisation of Universities and other institutions of higher education. It also included restoring Labour Laws which were in vogue prior to 2014, creating employment in all organised and unorganised sectors both in urban and rural areas.

The protesting employees demanded providing unemployment allowance to those seeking employment, giving away compensatory allowance to those working people who were thrown out of employment due to wrong decisions of the Government and due to alleged mismanagement of Covid-19 situation, and ensuring double income to farmers as promised along with waiving loans of farmers.





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