Good news is the state govt is asking the univ and colleges to workout the financials of pay and pension revision of all falling under the Ugc pay bands. Good news. But need to do some ploy correction forcing not to peg max pension at the level of addl sec in secretariat..
The legacy organization like u g c that charted the course of univ education in our nation, could not claim anything glamorous about modern Indian science. Consequently this time n d a govt decided to replace it with a committee devoid of the monetary clout of Ugc.
The past governments sat and watched all u g c like bodies to do their work without any self check on quality. Hence the higher edu products finally reached a stage of no practical use to themselves or the nation. The new commission may be directed to model Indian univ education at par with that of our Asian big brother the China..China has done wonderfully well in this sector, since the days of Deng..
To day oneimportant news in front page was, that state has ordered payment of temparory or guest teachers at the rates prescribed by the Ugc . It is a signal that higher edu dept is in the grip of the issue and we might be blessed with revised pension before the end of this financial year…feel good about it dear senior fellow retirees and friends
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..
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….
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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..