The Himachal Pradesh University Teachers’ Association (HPUTA) has urged the HP Government to implement the seventh pay panel report of UGC immediately, which is due since 2016. The HPUTA said many states had already given this benefit to college and university teachers, three to four years back, and depriving state teachers would force the fraternity to start an agitation. The HPUTA reiterated the demand to increase the retirement age of university teachers to 65 years.
Keep hostel, mess open: ABVP
The ABVP unit of Himachal Pradesh University has demanded that hostels should remain open during the vacation as well. Also, the ABVP said, the hostel mess too should be kept functional. The ABVP said many students were preparing for competitive exams, so the hostel and mess should remain open during the vacation.
The Centre for Human Resource Development of Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla, organised a two-week capacity-building programme on research methodology. Professor Krishna Deva Rao gave the valedictory address and enriched the participants with suggestions on research methodology. The chief guest for the valedictory ceremony was Vice-Chancellor Professor Nishtha Jaswal. She emphasised the essence of ethics in research.