Will Stalin save Kamaraj university? MKU in crisis to pay salaries and pensions; VC goes to Chennai for getting special fund

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MADURAI: On 4th August 2022 evening, the staff, contract employees and pensioners of the Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) in Madurai are still in anxiety mode as their July month salary / pension was still not credited to their respective bank accounts. The MKU administration is struggling to pay employees’ salary, retired staff pension and payments to contract workers, for the past over six months. Normally, the month’s salary will be credited to the bank account of staff on last working day.

“Our Vice-Chancellor Prof.J.Kumar is now in Chennai today to attend an official meeting and also to make an appeal to the Tamil Nadu State government to give fund to pay the salaries and pensions for July 2022, Every month it is a struggle for our university to meet the salary and pension bill commitment. Hope the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Mr.M.K.Stalin and his government will find out a permanent solution to our university’s financial crisis. There are around 1,200 pensioners for MKU and we have to meet their monthly bill. There are 300 teaching staff and 300 non-teaching staff besides about 650 contract workers. The MKU has to meet the salary bill of staff working in MKU’s constituent colleges. Our VC and our university Registrar are facing a tough time every month because the university’s revenues / monthly income and distance education receipts came down drastically. For this perennial problem, the Tamil Nadu government is the solution because it can make a special allocation atleast to pay the Rs.6 crores pension commitment to our retired staff every month. Our university’s revenue is not matching with the expenses and hence the MKU is in crisis now. Hope the Stalin government will save the Kamaraj university in Madurai,” said a senior university official and other staff of the MKU, here on 4th August 2022 evening.




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