Punjab Engineering College teachers protest conversion of GPF to EPF
Over 200 employees of PEC University of Technology comprising teachers and non-teachers gathered at the administrative block on Saturday, with black badges to express dissent. The employees expressed resentment over a fresh circular issued by the PEC authorities following a decision of newly set up Board of Management at the university.
The provident fund scheme of central government employees (GPF), which was earlier given to PEC teachers and non-teachers has now been switched to EPF, employees provident fund.
The teachers and non-teachers gathered to express their dissent on the matter to the PEC director, Manoj Dutta. Although, a solution to the deadlock is yet to be found by the university authorities, the protest could well mar the academics on campus in the coming week with the employees cautioning of a mass leave for two days.
Over 100 teachers and non-teachers also gathered at PEC on Friday, surrounding the PEC director on the same issue. The matter however raked much controversy on Saturday, with teachers joining hands in the movement.
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