Non teaching staff of NEHU staged a pen down strike

Shillong Nov 19: Irked over the non-fulfillment of the demand put forward by the office staff of the North Eastern hill university, the employees under the banner of the Non-Teaching Staff Association (NEHUNSA) staged a pen down strike.

It may be mentioned here that the Non Teaching Employees of the university demanded that around 116 of its staffs have been denied the benefit under assured career progression scheme (ACP) scheme.

According to Andy Nengnong, the general secretary of Non-Teaching Staff Association (NEHUNSA), “around 116 of our friends were not given benefit under eight plus twelve scheme”.

The Scheme called the Assured Career Progression Scheme, aims at  dealing with the problems of genuine stagnation and hardship faced by the employees due to lack of adequate promotional avenues and has been approved by the central Government based on the recommendation of the5th Central Pay Commission.

Broadly, under this scheme two  financial up gradation are to be granted to those employees on  completion of 12 and 24 years of regular service who have not earned  any regular promotion from the date of appointment  in the existing grade.(SP News)

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