GUWAHATI, Dec 29 – After a gap of almost three years, college teachers of the State will now be entitled to promotion as per the existing system minus the academic performance index.
The State Government has issued an office memorandum to this effect dated December 27. Promotions for college teachers had been closed since February 2011. Revealing this at a press conference today, Assam College Teachers Association general secretary Jyoti Kamal Hazarika termed it as a significant development that would go a long way in addressing the job-related concerns of college teachers.
“Our promotional avenues including senior scale selection had been closed since February 2011 but now onwards college teachers will be entitled to promotion as per the existing system and without the academic performance index. This was cleared by the office memorandum (with a corrigendum) published by the State Government on December 27,” he said.
Moreover, college teachers who do MPhil or PhD at mid-level will also be entitled to relaxation unlike earlier when it was to be done at entry level. Another relaxation (five years) relates to the age for application for principal’s posts which was earlier 50 years.
The ACTA, Assam College Principals’ Council, Assam College Employees’ Association and Assam College Librarians’ Association have also formed a common platform titled Assam Provincial College Coordination Committee.
The committee will sort out inner problems of the four associations within itself, while highlighting the common problems before the Government, Hazarika said.