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Demand for pay-hike going high in Tripura : Teachers to protest on April-23rd
TIWN April 15, 2017
Demand for pay-hike going high in Tripura : Teachers to protest on April-23rd
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AGARTALA, April 15 (TIWN): Demanding equal salaries with Central Govt employees Tripura teachers’ to go for en mass protest on April 23rd at Agartala, with their much awaiting demand for pay scale and DA hike. In a historical move, Tripura almost all the Teachers’ Associations including CPI-M backed TGTA, CPA, TOKS and other federations including private posted teachers will raise their voice under a joint forum demanding a standard pay commission in state. After a decade long protest the Joint Teachers’ Movement Committee are now getting other Teachers’ Association beside them who will jointly fight against the long deprivation of CPI-M Govt. Talking to Ranajit De, Committee President on Monday evening, he mentioned that on April-23rd there will be a mass protest before Durga Bari demanding equal pay scale of the employees.

Reportedly,  in the Pay Commission announced by the Central Govt 125 % DA was added with the present basic salary, whereas more 30 % basic has been increased. Already the Central Govt employees are getting the amount from 2016-1st January. Already in other states the 7th pay commission has been implemented or paycommission has been implemented, but surprisingly, while presenting the budget the finance minister with the excuse of no fund denied to implement 7th pay commission, whereas as per the Assembly data from 2013 to 2016 under the sanctioned fund for Tripura Govt employees, there are atleast 932.55 crores have kept as unspent.

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