Mysuru, Nov 25: Members of Mysore University Teachers" Association (MUTA) staged a demonstration in front of Crawford Hall here on Monday, Nov 25 protesting against the 'injustice' meted out to teachers eligible for upgrading pay scales and promotions under Career Advance Scheme (CAS) of the University Grants Commission.
The members led by general secretary of the association Thimmarayappa met acting Vice-Chancellor of the university C.P. Siddashrama and urged him to intervene in the matter. They submitted a memorandum pressing him to expedite the process of upgrading the pay scales and promoting eligible teachers, which was being withheld for the past three years.
Speaking to presspersons, Mr. Thimmarayappa said that a delay would create a problem in fixing pay scales of teachers when the revised UGC pay scales were introduced and eligible teachers would be denied promotion and upgradation in accordance with seniority. He alleged that the university administration had denied upgradation of pay scales and promotions to 18 eligible teachers. Though it was mandatory for the teachers to complete refresher and orientation courses to get senior scale promotion after completion of stipulated years of service, the university had upgraded teachers who had not completed refresher course in 2005. Interestingly, 18 teachers who had fulfilled all the eligibility requirements and completed refresher and orientation course had been denied promotion, he said.
MUTA referred the issue to the Syndicate which formed a subcommittee to look into the matter. The subcommittee concluded that the administration had meted out injustice to 18 teachers.
Mr. Thimmarayappa alleged that when the MUTA delegation met Registrar B.J. Hosmat, he ill-treated members of the delegation. Prof. Siddashrama promised the teachers to set right the 'injustice'.