Will Ponmudy come to the aid of 1,200 retired professors of aided colleges and rectify the pay anomaly? High hopes on coming budget session

Minister K.Ponmudy.

MADURAI: An appeal has been made to the Tamil Nadu Higher Education Minister K.Ponmudy to set right the pay anomaly faced by 1,200 retired professors of aided colleges in the State for the last 30 years from the time of Fifth Pay Commission in 1996.

These retired professors are now eagerly waiting for the ensuing Budget session of State Assembly which is commencing on March 20th 2023, as they are hoping that the Higher Education Minister Mr.Ponmudy will make an announcement to rectify their pay anomaly and give a good news for their long pending demand.

On behalf of the retired professors of aided colleges in Tamil Nadu who got affected due to the pay anomaly, the issue is being taken up at the government level. Retired professors including Prof.Allah Pitchai and Prof.Ravi are pursuing this matter with authorities in Chennai while retired professors like Prof.S.Thiagarajan of Sourashtra College in Madurai have been voicing their concern over the delay in rectifying the pay anomaly.



“We are waiting for a good news from the Minister in the ensuing budget session regarding the 1-1-1996 pay anomaly. That pay anomaly must be corrected. This is a request on behalf of 1,200 retired professors of aided colleges in Tamil Nadu. We hope that the Higher Education Minister will give a favourable reply during the budget session 2023. This is a long pending issue. While the pay anomaly was settled for Government college teachers, it was not done for aided college teachers. So, we humbly request the Tamil Nadu government to look into this matter. When government college teachers got it, the same should be done for Government aided colleges also. Why discrimination between the two,”? Prof.S.Thiagarajan has said in Madurai today- on March 16th 2023.

Those who joined service in 1980-85 period got affected due to the pay anomaly that happened at the time of UGC pay revision from 1st January 1996. “We want our Minister and Directorate of Collegiate Education to settle our issue quickly and help the 1,200 retired professors,” Prof.Thiagarajan added.


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