Karachi College lecturers boycott lessons over unpaid payments

Karachi College lecturers boycott lessons over unpaid payments


The whole college of the College of Karachi is boycotting varsity’s night lessons from Thursday due to the unpaid payments for the previous 12 months.

Karachi College Lecturers Society
or KUTS, the consultant physique of the varsity’s lecturers, issued an announcement
saying that the society’s final assembly had determined that lecturers reserved the
proper to boycott lessons if pending payments of the earlier two semesters had been
not cleared by October 20.

KUTS secretary Dr Mohsin Ali instructed
SAMAA Digital that for the previous 12 months, payments for night lessons had not been
cleared.

“Now we have met the vice-chancellor and
the (college’s) director finance quite a few occasions, however nothing occurred,” he
mentioned.

“Each time, the VC and the director
finance assured us that they’ve handed the directives to their subordinates
and the payments can be cleared quickly,” mentioned Dr Mohsin.

Members of the morning college, who additionally educate night lessons, are paid on per lecture, per lab and per class foundation. They’ve additionally not been paid for the previous two semesters.

In response to Dr Mohsin, a lecturer is paid Rs1,200 per class, whereas an assistant professor will get Rs1,600 a category, an affiliate professor will get Rs1,800 per class and a professor will get Rs2,000 for each night class they take.

“These charges aren’t market
aggressive, but lecturers take lessons for the sake of scholars,” mentioned Dr
Mohsin.

Dr Mohsin clarified that the boycott
is not going to affect the morning lessons.

“KUTS govt council will maintain one other assembly on Monday, and if the difficulty is just not resolved, we’ll resolve future technique,” he mentioned.

A college official instructed SAMAA
Digital that the payments aren’t being cleared due to adjustments within the
administration.

“Now we have achieved some transfers and
postings which brought on the impasse. The outgoing personnel didn’t correctly
hand over the information to the newly-posted personnel,” he mentioned.

“The college maintains digital, in addition to handbook knowledge of all information, and we’re tracing the (related) information. We’re hopeful the payments might be cleared in two to a few days.”

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