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NHRC notice to UGC, J’khand over dues to retd professors

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the authorities in Centre and Jharkhand over reported non-payment of retirement benefits to several retired university professors in the tribal state.

The NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report alleging that retirement benefits and pensions of several retired teachers of various Jharkhand universities not been paid for long and state government and the University Grants Commission (UGC) appeared to be insensitive to the need of teachers. “The contents of the media report, if true, raise a serious issue of non-release of retirement and pensioner benefits impinging upon human rights to life, liberty, dignity and healthcare of retired professors of colleges in Jharkhand,” it observed.
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