MCTA GS & Treasurer Attended AIFUCTO NE Zonal Meeting
AIFUCTO North-Eastern Zonal Meeting was held on 9th March, 2013 at the Guest House of Assam College Teachers' Association (ACTA), Gauhati, Assam. The Meeting was attended by 3 represtatives from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, 2 representatives each from Mizoram and Meghalaya and 1 each from Manipur and Nagaland. From Mizoram the MCTA General Secretary, Dr P.L. Ramliana and the treasurer Mr H.Lalnunmawia attended the meeting.
The Meeting was chaired by Rana K. Chanmai, President, Assam College Teachers' Association and a brief report of the ongoing activities of the AIFUCTO was presented by Mr Asok Barman, General Secretary, AIFUCTO. Representatives from the participating states gave report of their respective activities and problems faced. In particular, members applauded the efforts of Ms Randhoni Devi in persuading the Goverment of Manipur to implement 65 years superannuation age for college teachers in the state. Mr Asok Barman, answered and clarified several questions raised by the members. Discussions were held regarding implementation of 65 years superannuation age, release of 80% Central Arrears, filling up of vancant posts and other service matters.
Representation Submitted to Hon'ble Minister, Pu Lalsawta
DISCUSSION POINTS OF THE MEETING BETWEEN MCTA HEADQUATERS AND PU LALSAWTA, HON’BLE MINISTER, HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ON 6th DECEMBER, 2012
On 6th December, 2012 the Office Bearers of the MCTA Hqrs. submitted a representation to Pu Lalsawta, hon'ble minister, Higher & Technical Education Department and discuss the following issues.
1. 80% Central Arrears: The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for payment of 80% of Central share consequent upon the implementation of 6th UGC Pay in the State irrespective of superannuation age and the MHRD order for submission of the requirements has been received by the Department. The MCTA Hqrs. has approached the Hon’ble State Finance Minister, Pu H. Liansailova and following his instruction the file is in process for Cabinet decision. However, this has taken a very long time and the matter needs to be expedited.
2. Ph.D./M.Phil. Incentives: After the implementation of the 2010 UGC Regulation in Mizoram, Ph.D./M.Phil. degree holders in colleges are having a problem regarding the incentive of three non compounded increments specified by the UGC. The Department has its own interpretation which is not in line with how it is being implemented in MZU/PUC (which is following the same UGC Regulation). The matter needs to be resolved soon as this has kept many degree holders frustrated.
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General Conference 2012 Held Successfully
The 34th MCTA Annual Conference was held on 27th November, 2012 at Synod Conference Hall. The programme was inaugurated by Pu Lalsawta, Hon'ble Minister, Higher and Technical Education, and was attended by about 300 members of the MCTA. In the First Session Condolence programme for three deceased members (Dr T.Lalsangliana, Dr Helen Hmar and Pu V.Lalbiakengliana) was held by observing one minute silence. Felicitation of former MCTA Office Bearers was conducted by the General Secretary, Dr P.L. Ramliana and citations were given to these former leaders. A Keynote Address for the seminar was delivered by the Chief Guest and two papers 'Problems & Opportunities in Higher Education and Higher Education Vision' by Prof.R.Lalthantluanga, Vice Chancellor, MZU; and 'Professional Code of Ethics for Teachers' by Professor Margaret Ch.Zama, Director, IQAC MZU, were presented. The presentations were followed by lively discussions.
The second business session was chaired by the President Pu Thanglura and Reports were given by the General Secretary and the Treasurer. The Treasurer also informed the meeting that a new Saving Bank Account (Ac No.32666037946) was opened at the SBI, Dawrpui Branch, Aizawl.Several agenda were discussed and deliberated and the following resolutions were passed.
1. The Govt of Mizoram be pressurized to appoint regular principals and professors as per UGC rules and let the MCTA Hqrs pursue the matter.
2.The courses and system of semester education in other Universities be studied and the matter be addressed to appropriate authorities.
3. The government be presurrised to fill up all vacant posts of Asst. Professor in all Colleges in the state.
4. The Govt of Mizoram be requested to allot more funds for Colleges from fees collected by the Colleges.
5.Steps be taken by the MCTA Headaquarters to improve the quality of higher education and teachers’ accountability as per UGC norms.