Mangalore, Nov 15: Navodaya Vidyalaya will go on strike on Nov 16, Monday, as per the decision of the Employees’ Association of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samithi.
Principal of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mudipu, C J Sakrates, said that the purpose of the strike is to intensify agitation against the Centre, which has been consistently neglecting their demands to introduce CCS Pension Scheme 1972 for employees who were recruited before Jan 1, 2004 and 10 percent allowance for members of the non teaching staff for the past 20 years.
The principal stated in the press release that, instead of considering these demands, the Center is seeking to introduce a pension scheme that is not going to be of much use to the employees.
Accusing the central government of partiality, Mr. Sakrates pointed out that institutions of the likes of Navodaya Vidyalaya such as Tibetan Schools, Sainik Schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya, and so on are enjoying the benefits of CCS Pension Scheme 1972. Only Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been denied this facility.
He urged the Centre to grant CCS Pension Scheme 1972 to all employees who have been serving the educational institution from 1986 - 2004.