HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Tribhuvan University Teachers Association (TUTA) called off its protest programme today after authorities agreed to provide hiked salaries and allowance for professors and teaching staff in Tribhuvan University.
Classes will resume tomorrow.
The dialogue between TU officials led by vice-chancellor Hira Bahadur Maharjan with the representative of agitating professors unions had reached agreement today.
On Wednesday, the association had declared indefinite closure of all constituent campuses and research centres of TU to press the government to provide them hiked salary and uniform allowances. Teaching-learning activities had discontinued from Thursday.
TU teachers complained they had been deprived of hiked salary and uniform allowances for fiscal year of 2011/12.
According to the agreement, teachers will get increased salary and other allowances from the new fiscal.
TUTA had put forth a 22-point charter of demands, including introduction of the four-year bachelors’ degree, reforms in TU education and examination system, accident insurance for professors and declaration of TU as central university.