Tribhuvan University Teachers’ Association (TUTA) launched a fresh wave of protests from today, accusing TU officials of not taking its 23-point charter of demands seriously.
Demands of TUTA:
1. payment of salary to university teachers according to the new salary scale implemented after mid-July last year,
2. immediate announcement of vacancies for various posts in line with a report that a taskforce had submitted,
3. implementation of the semester system only after in-depth discussions and adequate preparations
4. merger of TU Staff’s Provident Fund with Employees’ Provident Fund
5. minimum addition of Rs 2,000 allowance per month as academic
6. publication of results within three months of exams
7. respect for the university’s autonomy
8. allowance and insurance for all professors
9. provisions of health insurance for teachers
10. maintenance of a hierarchy system for professors
11. proper implementation of rules and regulations of the university etc
Association’s Chairman Yogendra Narayan Badbariya said, “We have no option but to give continuity to our strike as the TU administration has not bothered to implement agreements that it reached with us in the past.”
TUTA said teachers will stage a sit-in from March 3 till 7 from 10am to 4pm in front of the TU gate at Kirtipur.