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The pension of teachers of state universities are revised now

Mr javadekar on jun11, 18 announced that pension of teaching and non teaching staff of central univ and state universities are revised. The state univ will have to follow what ever norms that exist in the state to implement the revision. Altogether some 27 lakh will benefit from this order approved by the union cabinet..

The stairs or so called footboard in buses unfriendly to middle and oldageds

Strangely the top brasses in thegovt or management luckily have tax payer paid for cars. But the oldaged feel the strenuous ordeal of climbing in or out of such public transport. The rise and runs are too big. It is seniorunfriendly. Remedy this for the sake of seniors. These are only couple of thoughts on the agency led abuse of seniors. The cyber world is enabling new avenues of service to the seniors….

Prof. P k b nair organized a evening oneway talk session on seniors abuse on 15 June 18 in y m c a hall.

Well speeches went on. People talked about what govt agencies have been doing to ameliorate. I felt two types of abuse of seniors of which I also belong. My immediate concern was about little thing the govt or agencies can remedy immediately. I meant the hazardous road crossings. The eastfort bus transit sector. All people or not seniors. But it is a hazardous point anyway. At least a two or three meter zebra painted crossing is urgent. Instead of current just little more than one meter. This might reduce the monthly sacrifice of old humans while crossing. No speaker or listener felt this urgency.

Govt. sanctions release of 1% of da. Univ pensioners also can smile.

In fact da release is not the end of the solutions. We pensioners still go with unrevised pension since 2006. The real reason is our counter parts in active service is rather quiet instead of demanding pay revision. Only then the pensioners will benefit. At this old age we can sit looking outward or skyward watching developments on govt mercy …

Sad demise

Prof. E t Mathew is bereaved now. Mrs Prof. Mathew, retired from women’s college trivandrum as professor economics died on the past Friday (27th April, 2018) as was reported in the print media. I visited their home in Gandhi Nagar on Sunday as a rep of the kurta. Prof. E t Mathew was with the dept of economics, univ. Of kerala, kariavattom campus. Further this professor had earned a ph d from the Vanderbilt university, Tennessee …

Now that the budgets are out,

Our hope as pensioners is not yet lost. The fin min will accept and hopefully so the recommendation of u g c

Regarding the pension revision as well as pay revision of college and univ teachers of Kerala. The only trouble is that it might take May be another year before the scores are settled. Wishing all of you a great 2018

The Christmas and new year feast

It is time to think of a fellowship of the kurta members over lunch in connection with Xmas and new year lunch. Ideally during the festive week our esteemed members would want to stay undisturbed with family …so shall we elect the Sunday in the second week in Jan or the second Saturday in jan. 18. Send your feed back please.

On behalf of kurta another wonderful Xmas and new year to you all..

Clarifications on the pay revision announced by the goi.

Truly, it was a policy decision and the details will come through the ugh to all states and universities in the country. Several of my kurta friends were wondering if the pensioners will get any benefit of this revision. The answer is a big yes. The catch is that the maximum pensionwill have a ceiling at Rs.60,000- or will not go beyond the pension of retired additional secretary of the state.
Secondly, the state will have to bear theadded expenses on account of the hike in pension.
Thirdly the state gov will announce that funds will be earmarked in 18-19 budget for the enhanced pay as well as pension of the univ teachers.
I presume that there will at least a hike of about Rs 10000- pm for the guys who retired as professors.. so let us all look forward to the govt to announce the decision..

Now rejoice the revision of pay for univ and college teachers.

In Kerala we have a catch about max pension which is pegged to that of a secretariat clerk on reaching status of additional secretary, and currently it is Rs.60,000- but the min pay of univ prof is 141000 and we are eligible for 50% or 70500 as basic pension. We need to work hard to get this anomaly removed..I hope that the equating professors and clerk reaching addl secretary is anything but absurd. The govt will now at least get out of the clerk advice and clerk glorification . These clerks live in the present. But we are more in the future and near future.
Ok like I posted it is a Diwali gift from the goi…

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