KATHMANDU: Teachings at all the Tribhuvan University constituent campuses and research centers have been affected due to the protest called by TU Teachers’ Association, citing that they have been deprived of hiked salary and uniform allowances for a year.
The Association has said that the protest was to pile pressure on the TU management to provide them the hiked salary and uniform allowances for the current fiscal year. The protest would continue until tomorrow, it is learnt.
The Association has demanded the TU management address their demands by July 15 by organizing a press conference at the Reporters Club on Wednesday.
Further programmes of protest will be announced if demands are not met within the deadline set by the Association, said Association General Secretary Premraj Khaniya.
Developing TU into a research venue, permanent status to the teachers appointed on the contract basis through a due process, four-year programme in Bachelor’s level , guarantee of accident and health insurance to them are among others demands (22-point) put forth by the Association.
Though we have apprised the TU management and the TU Grant Commission of our demands, our voices fell on deaf ears, said Khaniya.
Teachings at all the 60 constituent colleges including the Mahendra Ratna Campus Tahachal, Ratnarajya Laxmi Campus, Exhibition Road and Padmakanya College Bagbazar have been halted owing to the protest.
There are 15,276 teachers at TU’s 60 constituent colleges and research centers across the country. RSS
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