15,000 teachers to boycott college paper assessment as demands not met

University to write to state govt seeking implementation of 6th pay panel recommendations

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 5, 2012 2:55 am

University to write to state govt seeking implementation of 6th pay panel recommendations

With the matter of implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations for senior college teachers hanging in the balance,as many as 15,000 teachers on Wednesday decided to boycott the assessment of BA,B Com,B Sc,MA and M Com papers. The decision was taken during a day-long meeting of the members of the Board of Examination (BoE) at the University of Pune (UoP) campus.

The UoP,meanwhile,will write to the state government,asking it to resolve the matter at the earliest.

Teachers belonging to the Pune University Teacher’s Association (PUTA),Pune University College Teacher’s Organisation (PUCTO) and aided as well as unaided colleges are a part of this boycott. The teacher’s are also seeking exemption from the National Eligibility Test (NET) and State Eligibility Test (SET).

Meanwhile,the university is also planning to make the hall tickets available online. A few days back,the varsity was in the news for issuing hall tickets with incorrect information. “By making the procedure of giving away the hall tickets online,the work load will be decreased. Also,getting the information about faulty tickets and correcting them will become easier online,” said a member of the BoE.

The university,which received as many as 90,000 requests for the revaluation of papers from different steams,is also taking initiatives to improve the quality of assessment. “We are thinking of constructing a central building at the university campus where teachers can come for the assessment of papers. All sorts of facilities will be made available here. The idea is to reduce the number of mistakes in the paper assessment,” he added.

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