Nagpur; Leading News Service: The Vidarbha Madhyamik Teachers Union has called a Vidarbha-wide sit-in/protest on Friday 7th July to demand that teachers – non-teaching staff and retired employees working in private aided, local self-government bodies, private aided ashram schools in the state get the third and fourth arrears of the 7th Pay Commission and 4 percent dearness allowance immediately. . However, even before this movement, the demand of 4 percent inflationary allowance to the teaching and non-teaching employees of the state has been met, so the demand of the insurance union has been successful.
By the Vidarbha Madhyamik Teachers Association, Education Officers (Mid.) of all districts of Vidarbha G.P. A Vidarbha level dharna/protest was called in front of the office and in front of the office of the Deputy Director of Education Nagpur/Amravati to pay the third and fourth arrears of the 7th Pay Commission and 4 percent dearness allowance to the teaching, non-teaching and retired employees of the state. In this regard, Sudhakar Adbale, Vidarbha Madhyamik Teacher’s Union Governor and MLA, and Provincial President S.G. Barde had given a notice to the state Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and School Education Minister on June 22. In this, government decisions were issued on 9th May 2022 and 24th May 2023 regarding payment of the third and fourth arrears installments of the Seventh Pay Commission respectively, while many teachers – non-teaching and retired employees of the state were not given the third installment. Since this is an injustice to the teachers and since January 2023, dearness allowance of 4% has been applied to the employees of the center, this movement was to be carried out for the immediate implementation of increased dearness allowance of 4% to the employees of the state.
Taking cognizance of this movement, on 30 June 2023, the Finance Department as per the Seventh Pay Commission, the rate of admissible inflation allowance on the basic pay in the revised pay structure should be increased from 38 percent to 42 percent. Orders are issued to pay the said Dearness Allowance increase in cash along with the salary for the month of June 2023 along with the arrears from 1st January 2023 to 31st May 2023. Although one demand has been fulfilled by this order, the demand for immediate payment of the third and fourth installment of the 7th Pay Commission to the teaching – non-teaching/retired employees of the state on Friday. Dharna/demonstration will be held on 7th July from 3 pm to 5 pm. In this movement, the teachers and non-teaching staff of all the districts of Vidarbha, Education Officer (Mid.) G.P. In front of the office and in front of the office of the Deputy Director of Education, Nagpur/Amravati, appeal to make the movement successful by attending in large numbers, Sudhakar Adbale, President of Vidarbha Secondary Teachers Union and MLA, President of the Corporation and former MLA V.U. Diagwane and Provincial President S.G. Barde as well as all provincial office bearers, district presidents and district functionaries of Vidarbha have done it.
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