Private colleges non-teaching staff hold protest rally

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Jalandhar, Feb 22 (UNI) The members of the Private College Non-Teaching Employees Union Punjab and Chandigarh today organised a protest rally against the ''indifferent attitude'' of the state towards their demands.

Union president Gurdial Singh Johal, while addressing the rally here today said that government had forced the non-teaching staff to resort to protest.

As the government had banned recruitments, there were no new appointments in the non-teaching staff for the last eight years and it was difficult to perform duty as more than half of the staff had already been retired, he said.

Mr Johal said the government had even failed to provide the arrears to the employees awarded to them in a grade in 1996 and also no notification had been issued regarding interim relief announced on November 1, 2006 and the increment in the medical allowance, whereas it had been issued for the government colleges.

To bring the non-teaching staff of the private colleges at par with the government colleges, the government should immidiately implement pension and gratuity schemes and lift the ban imposed on recruitment.

The employees also took out a protest march to DC Office and later submitted a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister regarding their demands the Deputy Commissioner.

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