|College teachers flay Govt apathy|
GUWAHATI, Sept 24 – The State Government's stance regarding problems endured by many college teachers across Assam has been flayed by the Assam Non-Sanctioned Provincialised College Teachers' Association (Listed). The Association, referring to the difficulties confronting more than three hundred college teachers, believes that the State Government has turned a blind eye to their very genuine grievances.
The Government has not taken any action to regularise the posts of the teachers, who have been working in colleges for several years. Consequently, they receive meagre salaries and have no promotional avenues. According to the Association, the salary they take home is less than that earned by people under the NREGA scheme.
Significantly, it was pointed out that the Government was unwilling to act even after a High Court directive to regularise the posts. The Association expressed dismay over the lack of initiative on the part of the Government, and found it unfortunate that many qualified teachers suffered in the prevailing condition.
In an official statement, publicity secretary of the Association, Hazarat Ali pointed out that some of the non-sanctioned provincialised college teachers had actually served for two decades or more and still did not receive respectable salaries.