Tribhuvan University lock opened officials agree to demands


Himalayan News Service

KIRTIPUR: Agitating employees associated with Tribhuvan University Employees Association (TUEA) today opened the lock at the university after TU officials assured them that their demands would be fulfiled.

Bhoj Kumar Basnet, president, TUEA, said a meeting held among the vice-chancellor, rector, registrar and employees today ended conclusively, with TU assuring that their concerns would be addressed and their demands met within two weeks.

He said, “The officials also assured that they would publish special advertisements for promotion of employees within a week.”

The association had been padlocking the central office of the university since January 19 demanding dress allowance and promotion.

Basnet further said advertisements for technical employees and classless employees would be published within 15 days.

“The university pledged to talk to the government to release the budget for uniform allowances by mid-April,” he said. “If the government fails to grant budget, TU will provide us with dress allowances through internal sources.”

The TUEA president informed that they have only postponed their protest programmes for a few weeks. “If TU officials fail to keep their commitments, we will launch a stringent protest, demanding resignation of TU officials in the near future,” he said.

Task force formed

KIRTIPUR: Tribhuvan University (TU) today formed a three-member task force under coordination of Prof Dr Shree Krishna Shrestha to recommend ways to fulfil the demands of TU employees. Other members include Shanti Ram Kayastha, former chief, Finance Division and Hem Raj Upadhaya, former secretary, Executive Council TU. Prof Hira Maharjan, vice chancellor, TU said, “The task force will submit its report in the next five days.”

(Source: The Himalayantimes)