The members at the association put forward their demands of having parity with regard to pay scales and career advancement at par with the teaching staff members and librarians of central universities and its colleges.
The administrative officer of Miranda House of DU and Secretary of College officers association P.K.Mohanty says that "We have been pursuing our demands for long time UGC as well as the ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). These days Higher Education is getting a lot of attention from the central government. While the teaching staff and others have been looked after, they have ignored the administration staff. We have been playing an integral role in the smooth running of the institutions, but there are no norms to look into our grievances."
Mohanty said "We met the UGC chairman to discuss the demands of our association, he informed that the regulations to be framed from the university officers are in the final stage. The regulation committee has given its recommendations, which will be taken up with MHRD final approval".
The recommendations given by the committee include two-three career advancements instead of one, changes in pay scale and enhancement of retirement age from 60 to 62 years, as in case of other officers. "The recommendations are still in process and under consideration by the committee", said Shankar Dhar a member of the UGC committee and finance officer, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).