The Self-Financing College Teachers and Staff Association (SFCTSA) has urged the State Higher Education Council to adopt a more proactive role in addressing the problems of those employed in self-financing colleges.

In a statement, association general secretary A. Abdul Vahab criticised the action of the council to exclude self-financing colleges from the ambit of study conducted by the commission led by Calicut University Pro Vice-Chancellor K. Ravindranath on the problems faced by non-teaching staff.

According to Mr. Vahab, the government is not concerned about monitoring the functioning of self-financing colleges in which tens of thousands of staff members including teachers and others have been employed.

Responsibility

It has also been pointed out that both the government and the council have the responsibility of ensuring the proper functioning of colleges in the self-financing higher education sector.

No action has been taken against violation of norms regarding appointment of teachers in self-financing colleges. In addition, no effort has been made to ensure that employees are being provided reasonable service benefits, he said.

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