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Kokrajhar, May 19: The 15th bi-annual conference of All Assam University Employees’ Federation (AAUEF) was held at Bodoland University, Kokrajhar recently.

The meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Bhabanan Barman, president of AAUEF, and discussed various issues of the federation. Representatives of four State universities of Assam –Gauhati University, Dibrugarh University, Assam Agricultural University and Bodoland University – attended the meeting.

The meeting discussed about the 7th Common Pay Committee’s report which was constituted for revision of pay to the non-teaching employees of the State universities of Assam by the Governor and Chancellor of State universities of Assam. The meeting expressed deep resentment and anxiety about non-implementation of revised pay structure even after  one year from the constitution of the Common Pay Committee.

Hence, the meeting unanimously decided to adopt the path of agitation by observing six-hour strike (two hours dharnaand four hours pen-down) on May 28 from 11 am onwards, against non-publication of the 7th Common Pay Committee Report and non-implementation of revised pay structure of the non-teaching employees of the State universities of Assam by the Government of Assam.

The house also decided to observe six hours strike on June 5 and June 6 if the report is not published and the pay structure is not implemented within May 28.

In the meeting, the charge of AAUEF was handed over to Bodoland University Employees’ Union for session 2018-2020. Parag Pratim Saikia was unanimously selected as president, and Akan Roy as general secretary.