Punjabi College’s two contractual academics climb rooftop searching for regularisation of jobs
Patiala, January 17
Two contractual academics of Punjabi College, Patiala, on Tuesday climbed the rooftop of a constructing on the campus and threatened to leap off if their calls for weren’t fulfilled. College’s contractual academics have been demanding regularisation of their jobs and have been holding protests for over a month now.
On Tuesday, Punjabi College Contract Lecturers Affiliation (PUCTA) president Taranjeet Kaur and one other school member climbed the rooftop of Guru Tegh Bahadur Corridor and threatened to leap off.
The academics demanded that the College ought to regularise their jobs. They mentioned the College ought to pay their salaries as per the brand new pay scales launched by the state authorities.
Rupinderpal Singh, president, Contract Instructor Entrance, Punjabi College, Patiala, mentioned they’ve spent over 15 years as contractual staff of the College. He mentioned, “We have been employed by correct channel however our jobs haven’t been regularised since. We’re 156 contractual academics who’ve been requesting regularisation of jobs since years. Earlier the college had elevated our salaries marginally however did not regularise our jobs.”
He mentioned two of the contractual academics had climbed up the rooftop. “Our representatives at the moment are holding a gathering with the College administration.”