Pen down strike by Agricultural University seeking seventh pay commission; NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar responds

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Mehab Qureshi

Pune, November 5, 2020: Seeking immediate implementation of the seventh pay commission and commencement of Assured Career Progression Scheme, employees of Agricultural University will observe a pen-down strike indefinitely from November 7 till the demands are met.

In this regard, a protest was observed on November 2 as well, as the state government had agreed to implement a seventh pay commission for non-agricultural universities, but has kept the latter in ignorance.

Employees will take collective leave from agricultural universities and officers on November 6. After that, an indefinite agitation will be observed from November 7.

However, NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar has assured that a positive decision will be taken regarding the implementation of the seventh pay commission for all the employees of all the four agricultural universities in the state. Representatives of the Coordination Committees met Pawar and Agricultural Minister Dadaji Bhuse on Wednesday.

According to the information received, Five delegates met Pawar and briefed him.”We will also take this matter up with the cabinet soon, said Konkan Agricultural University registrar Sunil Dalvi.

In this context, Dr C. D. Deokar (Rahuri Agricultural University), Dr Vitthal Naik, Sunil Dalvi (Konkan Agricultural University Dapoli), Dr Dilip More (Parbhani Agricultural University), Dr Representatives from Sanjay Kokate (Akola Agricultural University) will meet Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.


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