With Govt rejecting higher NPA demand, Medical faculty, GMER Doctors to go on hunger strike
Ahmedabad: With the demand for higher non-practising allowance in line with the 7th Pay Commission being rejected by the State Government, the faculty members of six government colleges and eight GMERS colleges have decided to go on a hunger strike from Wednesday to press the government to meet their demands.
Holding the view that they have been duped by the government authorities who previously assured to resolve their issues, faculty members confirmed that the protest will continue until the government provides them with a written assurance of taking note of their demands.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that almost 1700 tutors, assistant professors, associate professors, and professors of six medical colleges came under the banner of the Gujarat Medical Teachers Association (GMTA) and had launched a relay hunger strike to press their demands including higher non-practising allowance (NPA). However, it withdrew the agitation after getting a ''positive response'' from the government to its demands.