AIFUCTO's Representation to MHRD Minister
Here is the introductory part of AIFUCTO's recent representation to the MHRD Minister. A link to the full content of the letter(11 pages) is given at the end.
Ref. MINISTER HRD/01/2013 12 June 2013
Dr M M Pallam Raju
Honorable Minister for MHRD
Govt. of India
The All India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organizations (AIFUCTO) expresses its thanks to Hon’ble Minister for MHRD for having given us an audience to discuss a wide spectrum of issues confronting Higher Education & our professional demands. Thanks for MHRD initiatives.
We sincerely thank you for some recent actions which have benefited teachers. & higher education. These include the reimbursement of 8o per cent share of the Union Govt. to the states who have submitted the claim. We request you to make early payments of claims being submitted now. We are the only category of employees in central & state Govt. sector who are yet to get the full arrears from the Govt. of India even after seven years of the implementation of 6th pay revision. A further communication in this regard will be of great help to all the university and college teachers across the country.
We also thank you for the timely proposal of revamping higher education in the states as contained in the program-‘ Rashtriya Uchatar Siksha Abhiyan’. We welcome the proposed scheme and assure you that we shall extend our whole hearted support for the success of the same.
We have been regularly interacting with the officials of HRD and we are very thankful to them for constructive approach.& sincere efforts to improve higher education in India.
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MCTA Office Bearers Met The Chief Minister
The MCTA Office Bearers met the Hon'ble Chief Minister Pu Lal Thanhawla in his office chamber on 20th May, 2012. The MCTA leaders requested the Chief Minister to initiate the process for the reimbursement of 80% UGC Pay Arrears as per the MHRD letter dated 14th August, 2012. The MCTA leaders proposed that reimbursement for arrears already paid by the State Government (i.e. 1.1.2009 - 31.3.2010) be initiated first and with that fund payment of arrears be made from 1.1.2006. Reimbursement may then be claimed again for the paid period and payment of arrears can be made for the subsequent period. Likewise, all the pending UGC Pay Arrears could be paid in 2 or 3 installments without the need for any state fund but rather the State Government would benefit by recovering the arrear fund it has already paid for the period 1.1.2009 - 31.3.2010.
The MCTA leaders also requested the Chief Minister to implement the UGC Regulation 2010 as a comprehensive scheme which would include 65 years of superannuation age for college teachers. Besides, pending issues such as Provincialisation of Kamalanagar College, implementation of PhD/M.Phill incentives, implementation of UGC recommendations regarding Principal/Professor posts, etc. were discussed.
The Chief Minister assured the MCTA leaders that he would raise the matters in the Cabinet Meeting to be held the next day (i.e. 21.5.2013) and suggested them to prepare a note and discussed the matters also with his Secretary. The MCTA leaders prepared the note on the same day and submitted it to Pu Lalramthanga, Secretary to the Chief Minister.
MCTA Leaders Met the Parliamentary Secretary
On 29.4.2013 the Office Bearers of MCTA Hqrs. met the hon'ble Parliamentary Secretary Pu Lalthanzara in his office chamber and submitted representation on the following matters:
- Top Priority be given to payment of 80% UGC arrears w.e.f 1.1.2006 to college teachers as per the MHRD letter dated 14th August, 2012.
- The UGC Regulation 2010 be implemented as a comprehensive scheme which includes 65 years superannuation age.
- PhD./M.Phill incentives be granted as per the UGC Regulation 2010 and as enjoyed by PUC and MZU
- Principal/Professor posts be implemented as per the UGC Scheme
- Vacant posts (90) of assitant professor be filled up as soon as possible
- The Mizoram Higher and Technical Education Service Rules be finalised as soon as possible
- In view of the remote location and minority status of the community Kamalanagar College be provicialised.
The Parliamentary Secretary promised to discussed these matters with the concerned ministries and officials.