The revision was put on hold for long for no logical reason, they allege
The Retired College Teachers’ Association (RCTA) has urged the State government to expedite the proceedings for the revision of pension of college teachers that was put on hold for long without any logical excuse.
“While State employees and Central government employees in the rank of college teachers got the benefit of pay revision, the same has been denied to college teachers for the last 12 years. This amounts to discrimination among service pensioners,” said association chairman K. Aravindan here on Tuesday.
In 2017, an order was released by the Central Ministry concerned for the pension revision of teachers under the University Grants Commission scheme, but the State government did not take any action in this regard, association members said. Mr. Aravindan said the last pension revision of college teachers in 2006 was implemented without distributing the arrears for 3.5 years.
In 2009 and 2014
“Now it has been 12 years. The pay of State pensioners was revised in 2009 and 2014, but college teachers were excluded from it with an argument that there was no corresponding scale. We request the State government to implement this much-deferred revision,” he said.