Jalandhar February 16 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- The entire faculty of Lyallpur Khalsa College for Boys enthusiastically participated in the rally organised by JOINT Action Committee today in Jalandhar. Hundreds of Jalandhar based college teachers assembled on Thursday at a massive rally at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Yaadgaar Hall on a call given by Joint Action Committee consisting of PCCTU, Principal Federation and Management Federation to mark their protest against the callous attitude and wrong policies of Punjab Govt that ended up with submission of the memorandum of their demands to the DC.
The Punjab Govt in their recent decision has reduced the age of retirement of the Aided College teachers to 58 from 60. In another move against the colleges, the Punjab Govt has made admission to the colleges mandatory through the Centralized Portal without taking the stakeholders into confidence.
Speakers at the rally insisted that the present Govt has turned against the teacher community by formulating such policies that were against the election manifesto of the ruling party. The demonstrators chanted the slogan of the protest movement “Punjab Sarkar Hosh Mein Aao,, Teachers Unity Zindabad and Seventh Pay Commission lagu Karo, Teachers demand Puri Karo.”