For PU lecturers, Govt will first offer a carrot, and then the stick

For PU lecturers, Govt will first offer a carrot, and then the stick

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 2016-04-14 21:51 Bengaluru: The PU department has decided to issue notices to lecturers who do not turn up for valuation work from Friday."First a notification over increase in the daily perks and allowances will be released, which will be followed by the show causes notices to those who are absent for the valuation," a source in the department said.Close to 7,000 lecturers from private colleges are now directed to attend the valuation works, which has been boycotted by about 10,000 lecturers working in government PU colleges.As per the revised schedule of valuation works, it has been decided to complete the valuation works by May 2.With negotiations with the striking lecturers going nowhere, the state government has decided to go ahead with the valuation work by deputing lecturers from private PU colleges. Primary and Secondary Education minister Kimmane Ratnakar had an interesting comment. “Definitely, we will not engaged illiterate for valuation of answer scripts,” he said.The minister said that decoding work would begin on Friday. “By April 30 we will complete thevaluation works," he said.Chappal thrown at BJP MLCs visiting lecturers on dharna, misses themThere were tense moments on Thrusday at Freedom Park where hundreds of PU lecturers  staging hunger strike demanding the implementation of Kumar Naik report, when some lecturers threw footwear at four BJP MLCs who were visiting the striking lectuers.Legislators Ganesh Karnic, Arun Shahapur, SV Sankanura and Amaranath Patil were at Freedom Park for a discussion with the agitating lecturers. When Karnic rose to deliver a speech, some of the lecturers shouted asking him not to politicise the issue.The lecturers urged the MLCs not to address them, but raise the issue at Vidhana Soudha. When the MLCs were walking out of the venue, someone threw a chappal which, fortunately, missed its target.Speaking to reporters later, the MLCs urged the state government to implement the Kumar Naik report and break the deadlock.Newly-appointed BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa too visited Freedom Park on Thursday and requested the agitating lecturers to withdraw their strike keeping in mind the interests of the students. He also urged the state government to implement the Kumar Naik report immediately.