Telangana warns striking contract lecturers

Hyderabad, January 10:Telangana government today warned the striking contract lecturers to return to their duties by January 12.

Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari said if they failed to resume their duties they would become ineligible for regularisation of services as already announced by the government.

He said a section of contract lecturers provoked by some political parties were continuing their strike despite the announcement by the government to regularise the services and to enhance their salaries by 50 percent.

Srihari, who is also the education minister, said the government order to enhance the salaries will be issued in two to three days.

He pointed out that the cabinet in February last year decided to regularise services of 3687 contract lecturers working in junior colleges. He said the process to regularise their services had also started.

Srihari said despite the strike by a section of contract lecturers despite government accepting their demand was not proper.

State government colleges contract lecturers association, owing allegiance to Joint Action Committee of Telangana is demanding basic pay and dearness allowance as per 10th Pay Revision Commission recommendations.

The association has urged the government to expedite the process of regularisation of the services of contract lecturers and implement 10th PRC recommended pay until the completion of the whole regularisation process.

It termed announcement to implement 50 percent wage hike as illogical and unacceptable

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