Jammu: Classes in Jammu University remained
suspended for the fourth day today as teachers continued their
strike demanding release of pending arrears and implementation
of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission.
The teachers under the banner of Jammu University Teachers
Association (JUTA) today took out a protest rally in the
Holding placards and banners like "JUTA wants Justice",
"Apna Haq Lekar Rahege", "Civil Society Hath Milao, Saath
Mein Aao," the teachers said they will continue their
agitation unless their demands are met.
"Despite the fact that we met the Chief Minister, Higher
Education Minister, Finance Minister in the past two weeks
regarding this issue, nothing was done, so we were forced to
adopt the agitational path," JUTA president Dalip Singh Jamwal
He said that since the past two years a series of meetings
had been held with the authorities concerned, including
Chancellor, Pro-chancellor, Higher Education Minister,
Chairman-UGC and the officials in the HRD ministry, but all
such meetings and negotiations had not yielded any results.
"The government has neither implemented the UGC package
nor has taken appropriate measures with HRD ministry," he