Manipur college teachers resume agitation, but without boycotting classes

Teachers of government colleges in Manipur resumed their agitation on Thursday as the state government failed to address their demands despite the January 27 deadline set by them. As such, the teachers staged a sit-in-protest at the campus of the NG College in Imphal to mark the resumption of the strike under the aegis of Federation of Government College Teachers Associations, Manipur (FEGOCTA), an apex body of the teachers of government colleges in the state.

Among others, the teachers are demanding issuance of necessary for adoption of the 7th University Grants Commission (UGC) Pay and Regulations 2018 which the state government had already agreed to do. Even as the state cabinet had agreed to adopt the same, necessary order implementing the latest pay structure recommended by the UGC is yet to be issued, the agitating teachers alleged.

Also read: College teachers remind Jan 27 deadline to Manipur government

On January 11 last, FEGOCTA served an ultimatum to the state government setting a January 27 deadline to issue the order. Despite the ultimatum, no positive response came forth till date, leaders of the FEGOCTA who took part in today’s sit-in-protest informed.
Even as the strike commenced, the teachers continued to take classes in their respective colleges. However, they warned intensified forms of protest if no positive response comes forth from the government side. “We will continue our democratic agitations until an order adopting the 7th UGC pay and UGC Regulations, 2018 is issued,” said FEGOCTA General Secretary Dr N Somorendro. He then requested the chief minister for his immediate intervention to issue orders while reminding the decision taken by the state cabinet.

FEGOCTA has repeatedly requested to issue the orders of 7th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018 for over five months, he said. Dr Somorendro, however, said that teachers will not boycott their classes for the time being considering the interests of the students, who are appearing semester examinations starting from April, 2021.  He added that college teachers under FEGOCTA have been conducting online classes for undergraduate courses during COVID-19 pandemic in collaboration with EMRC of Manipur University. 


- Advertisement -

For more such stories, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Download our Android App. Subscribe to our Website Notifications to stay updated.

Proudly Hosted on

Also Read


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Connect With Us



Meghalaya: Rifts in Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement

Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) president Pyndap Saibon has slammed the party’s lone legislator Adelbert Nongrum for claiming to be the...

Over 60 ‘unauthorised’ optical clinics in Imphal forced to close down by Students

Over 60 privately run 'unauthorised' optical clinics in Imphal areas were forced to close down by Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM)...

On land imbroglio, Deputy commissioner Ukhrul urges TNL to restore peace

Urging Tangkhul Naga Long, the apex body of the Tangkhul community to find the best way possible and solve the land imbroglio,...

Unique history and unique Solution: Mr Moba Chang

Solidarity speech of Mr Moba Chang, member of the Collective Leadership, NSCN /GPRN and Convenor of the Eastern Naga National Workers Union...

Nagaland inoculated nearly 25,000 COVID-19 vaccine till date

Nearly 25,000 persons have received COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland till Tuesday. These numbers include 15,700 frontline workers and 9170 healthcare workers.