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Teachers protest outside UGC office demanding pay hike, service conditions

Teachers from across the country organized a massive joint dharna outside the University Grants Commission (UGC). They were protesting against the pay and service conditions of teachers.

“Among a wide range of pending issues that were highlighted in the dharna , the lack of regular appointments, the anti-academic API-based system of promotions, inadequate public spending in higher education and academic restructuring based on the semester system and the choice-based credit system (CBCS) were specifically slammed,” said Saikat Ghosh, one of the protesting teachers from Delhi University.

“All the participating teachers’ associations expressed a sense of disappointment at the government’s continuation of the previous government’s policies in higher education, which have led to the undoing of equity, access and quality in this sector,” said Delhi University Teachers’ Association president Nandita Narain, reported Hindu.

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