The Gujarat Medical Teachers Association (GMTA) said its members from 14 medical and three dental colleges would go on an indefinite strike from March 22 if their demands,including UGC pay-scales for them,are not met.
Last year,the states Health and Family Welfare Department had passed a government resolution (GR) to address GMTAs demands,but the association rejected it as half-cooked,saying it was not in accordance with UGC scales applicable for other branches of higher education teachers.
GMTA president Dr Rajnish Patel said they would hold a protest in Ahmedabad this weekend. If that does not work,they would opt for an indefinite strike.
Patel said they have had five meetings with secretary-level officials of the H&FW Department,but to no avail.
The association also alleged that medical teachers were barred from receiving monthly salaries higher than Rs 75,500.
Rajesh Kishore,principal secretary at H & FW Department,refused to comment on the matter.