University, college teachers go on mass leave

Lucknow: Teaching work was disrupted in state universities and colleges across Uttar Pradesh as 18,000 teachers went on mass casual leave demanding payment of arrears.

"Teachers across the state are staging a demonstration in their respective districts since morning, after which Federation of UP University College Teachers Association (FUPUCTA) plans to take out a procession on December 14," Lucknow University Affiliated Colleges Teachers Association (LUACTA) Maulendu Mishra said here.

The university and degree college teachers are demanding arrears for the period between January 1, 2006 to November 2008 after implementation of the sixth pay commission.

"We want that like state employees, arrears to teachers should be made in this period," he added.

"In Lucknow, members of the teachers association converged at the university headquarters to register their protest," Maulendu said.