Hyderabad: A delegation of Telangana State Federation of University Teachers Association (TSFUTA) and College Teachers Association led by Professor Battu Satyanarayana met Deputy Chief Minister and education minister Kadiyam Srihari demanding implementation of the new revised UGC pay scales for the teachers working in universities and colleges.
TSFUTA also demanded that the state enhance the age of superannuation to 65 years and provide medical and retirement benefits and other allowances to working teachers in the state. The association said that the Deputy Chief Minister assured them that he would take up the matter with the Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
Professor Satyanar-ayana said “We demand the extension of the central government health scheme to the state government, implementation of revised UGC pay scales, enhancement of age of superannuation to 65 years, medical and retirement benefits and other allowances for all the teachers working in state universities, inclu-ding Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricu-ltural University, JNTU-H, JNFAAU, P.V. Narasi-mha Rao Veterinary University and Hor-ticulture University.”
He added “The age of superannuation of teachers should be enhanced to 65 years vide UGC regulations 2010. UGC regulations 2018 have a provision for the appointment of teachers on contract beyond the age of superannuation and up to the age of 70 years subject to the availability of vacant positions. Since there are several vacant positions in the universities due to the delayed recruitment process, quality is affected.”
“The majority of the departments in the universities will run without professors soon as they will retire in less than two years. The age of superannuation of teachers working in central universities is 65 years and in many state universities it is either 62 or 65 years,’’ he said....