The Association of University Teachers has called upon the State government to constitute a Centralised Recruitment Board for the speedy and transparent recruitment of 3,120 teachers in 132 aided arts and science colleges.

Expressing dismay over “inordinate” delay in posting teachers, the association reminded the government that it was more than one year since it passed an order on filling the vacancies.

Following the black-badge protest on July 25 and 26, the AUT organised a demonstration on Wednesday in front of the office of the Regional Joint Director of Collegiate Education to draw the attention of the Department of Higher Education to the non-sanction of Academic Grade Pay (AGP) and Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) for eligible teachers and other pending issues.

The demonstration was led by AUT zonal chairman R.Sambasivam. Zonal secretary N.P.M. Sathik and AUT State vice-president K.Pandiyan spoke.

During the demonstration, about 200 AUT members flayed the State government for not taking action on managements of private aided colleges that victimised teachers by denying them mandatory re-employment on superannuation and annual increments, and cutting increment with cumulative effect.

The colleges refused to abide by the orders of competent authorities, the speakers charged.

The demonstrators criticised the department of higher education for not taking a final decision on the implementation of UGC regulations (2010) due to which, they said, the sanction of AGP and CAS was delayed.

Speakers condemned attempts made by these colleges to destabilise public-funded higher education system in Tamil Nadu by winding up aided courses with the intention of converting them into self-financing programmes.

They also urged the Department of Higher Education to immediately appoint a Fee Determination Committee to monitor fees levied by aided colleges for aided and self-financing courses, and for the courses offered by self-financing colleges.

The AUT wanted the State government to ensure UGC scales to teachers in self-financing courses/ colleges, including the constituent colleges of State universities.

TIRUCHI: The Association of University Teachers has called upon the State Government to constitute a Centralised Recruitment Board for speedy and transparent recruitment for 3,120 teaching vacancies in 132 aided arts and science colleges.

Expressing dismay over “inordinate” delay in posting teachers, the Association reminded the Government that it was more than one year since it passed an order for filling the vacancies.

Following the black-badge protest on July 25 and 26, the AUT organised a demonstration on Wednesday in front of the office of the Regional Joint Director of Collegiate Education to draw the attention of the Department of Higher Education to the non-sanction of Academic Grade Pay (AGP) and Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) for eligible teachers and other pending issues. The demonstration was led by AUT Zonal Chairman R. Sambasivam. Zonal Secretary N.P.M. Sathik and AUT State Vice President K. Pandiyan were among the speakers.

During the demonstration, about 200 AUT members flayed the State Government for not taking action on managements of private aided colleges that victimised teachers by denying them mandatory re-employment on superannuation and annual increments, and cutting increment with cumulative effect. The colleges refused to abide by the orders of competent authorities, the speakers charged, and wanted the

The demonstrators criticised the department of Higher education for not taking a final decision on the implementation of UGC regulations (2010) due to which, they said, the sanction of AGP and CAS was delayed. They wanted the Government to rein in private aided college managements by introducing a mechanism to pay salaries to the teachers directly.

Speakers condemned attempts made by managements of private aided colleges to destabilise public-funded higher education system in Tamil Nadu by winding up aided courses with the intention of converting them into self-financing programmes. They also urged the Department of Higher Education to immediately appoint a Fee Determination Committee to monitor fees levied by aided colleges for aided and self-financing courses, and for the courses offered by self-financing colleges. The AUT wanted the State Governemnt to ensure UGC scales to teachers in self-financing courses/ colleges, including the constituent colleges of State Universities.

The Chief Minister should initiate disciplinary proceedings on the basis of the DVAC Reports submitted to the Government on serious irregularities in the recruitment of teachers in the Bharathidasan, Bharathiar and Thiruvalluvar Universities, Prof. Sathik said, seeking a thorough enquiry into the appointments in Periyar University.

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