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Teachers’ association submit mass resignation following delay of 7th ROP

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 08, 2021 10:52 pm
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Our Correspondent
Imphal, April 8 (EMN):
Expressing delay in the implementation of the 7th revision of pay (ROP), Teachers’ association of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal, on Thursday submitted mass resignation to JNIMS Authority, sources said.

Speaking to reporters, a functionary of TA, JNIMS said that they are demanding that 7th ROP with effect from April 1, 2019 and payment should start from April 1, 2020 onwards.

“Earlier we have met the state chief minister and other officials in this regard. But they said the government does not have enough funds,” a member of Teachers Association, JNIMS said.

If the government is facing paucity of funds, why is the government thinking to open a new medical college in Churachandpur, he questioned.

It may be recalled that the upcoming medical college at Churachandpur’s Mata village will be the first medical college in the hill districts of the state.

It may be mentioned that the three organisations of JNIMS namely Teachers Association, Trained Nurse Association and Association for All Non-Teaching Staff have been threatening mass resignations, following the delay in the implementation of the 7th Revision of Pay.

Meanwhile, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh chaired a review meeting on the progress of the construction and functional management of Churachandpur Medical College which will be the third medical college in the State.

Sharing the information of the review meeting in a Facebook post, Biren Singh on Thursday wrote, “The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has sanctioned INR 325 crore for construction of the medical college in November 2020 of which the first installment of INR 75 crore has already been transferred to the State government.”

The upcoming medical college with 100 seats is being constructed over an area of 25 acre, he added.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 08, 2021 10:52:43 pm