Bombay University and College Teachers Union (BUCTU) is organizing Massive Bike Rally on 9th August 2023

BUCTU has announced a massive bike rally on August 9, 2023 in all districts and tehsils of Maharashtra to demand implementation of old pension, filling of vacant posts with permanent employees and other demands. In March 2023, a massive strike was called by the All India State Government Employees Federation to demand pension. At that time, Chief Minister Mr. Eknath Shinde had appointed a committee and asked it to submit a report in three months, but now that committee has been given an extension. BUCTU and its members are justifiably angry with this callous attitude of government.

BUCTU’s appeal to its members on this occasion is given below

(Translated from original Marathi Message)

Bombay University and College Teachers Union (BUCTU)

Abolish NPS, implement OPS.
Regularise faculties who are currently employed on contract basis. Fill up all vacancies immediately.
Join the united fight on behalf of BUCTU to implement the old pension scheme

Some states in India have implemented the old pension scheme for their employees. But since it was not applicable in Maharashtra, 1.7 lakh employees had to resort to indefinite strike. Due to the united struggle of all the employees, according to the resolution of the meeting with Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Eknathji Shinde, in a meeting decided to set up a committee and instructed it to submit a report within three months. to implement regular financial benefit and social security pension. But as the said committee’s work is incomplete, it has been given extension.

The central government took away the old pension entitlement of post-2005 employees by enacting the NPS Act. In order to win it back, the All India State Government Employees Federation, which leads the State Government, Zilla Parishad, Semi-Government, Teachers, Non-Teachers, Class IV employees at the national level, has taken a bold decision to fight till end for the cancellation of NPS and implementation of the old pension scheme and other demands. .

Key Demands:

  1. Repeal PFRDA Act/Repeal NPS. Implement OPS.
  2. Regularize all employees who are working on Clock hour / Contract basis, fill all vacancies immediately.
  3. Stop privatization of government and public sector.
  4. Set up the Eighth Pay Commission.
  5. Spend 6% of GDP on education. Make all education institute aided.
  6. Remove all barriers and restrictions in compassionate recruitment.
  7. Implement the Hon’ble Supreme Court order on Equal Work Equal Pay.

Against this background, as a phase of the agitation, the coordination committee has decided to draw the attention of the government by organizing a two-wheeler rally

All the employee brothers and sisters of Maharashtra are going to organize two wheeler rally on 9th August 2023 at every district level and tehsil level to make this phase of agitation a success.

All the professors should willingly participate in the two-wheeler rally along with all the employees of the coordination committee in their respective districts / tehsils to get their demands accepted.
Come on! Wake up!! Let’s make the bike rally a success!!!


Dr. Tapati Mukhopadhyay, Senior Leader
Dr. Gulabrao Raje, President
Dr. Madhu Paranjape, General Secretary
Prof. Chandrashekhar Kulkarni, In-charge General Secretary
Prof. Bhimraj Shikare, Vice President
Prof. Shailendra Singh, Vice President
Dr. Madhavi Nikam, Joint Secretary
Dr. R. B. Singh, Joint Secretary
Prof. Mohammad Tahir, Treasurer
Dr. Vinod Singh Patil, Coordinator, Sindhudurg
Prof. Hanumant Sutar, Coordinator, Ratnagiri

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