Teachers should be respected, paid their due: Dhankhar

Teachers should be respected, paid their due: Dhankhar Kolkata, Nov 10 (PTI) West Bengal Governor JagdeepDhankhar on Sunday said that teachers should be treated withrespect and paid their due.

The governor, in a statement issued on the eve of thebirthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, independent India's firsteducation minister, said, 'It is a sad spectacle to see thatthese days teachers have to take to agitations to get theirdue.' 'Such a worrisome scenario has a detrimental impact oneducation that is vital for nation-building,' he said.

The Governor said in recognition of the contributionof Abul Kalam Azad in establishing the educational foundationof the country, his birthday on November 11 is celebrated as'National Education Day'.

The governor's statement came a day after he met adelegation of the Jadavpur University Teachers' Association(JUTA) and discussed the implementation of the revised UGC payscale for the faculty among other issues.

The JUTA members have been agitating for the revisedUGC pay scale.

JUTA General Secretary Partha Pratim Roy had onSaturday claimed that Dhankhar told the delegation that it was'totally unjustified' to implement the new pay scale fromJanuary 1, 2020 instead of the scheduled date of January 1,2016. PTI SUSACD ACD