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RC & OC DATE EXTENSION UGC NOTIFICATION Click
RC/OC DATE EXTENSION [View Full Pdf File]
We are happy to inform all affiliates & members that conceding the AIFUCTO demand for extending the date for Refresher & Orientation courses for CAS, the UGC issued notification extending the date to 31.12.13.The copy is attached herewith.
Thanks to the affiliates and members for lending full support and keeping faith with the AIFUCTO leadership to clinch the issue in our favour.
Long live AIFUCTO Movement
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||COMMUNICATION FROM GENERAL SECRETARY
ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE TEACHERS’ ORGANISATIONS
XXVIITH STATUTORY CONFERENCE AT MANGALORE
(NOV 30-DEC 2, 2013)
The AIFUCTO in its statutory conference held at Mangalore from 30th November to 2nd December 2013 deliberated at length on the 12th five year plan vis-à-vis the present education scenario in India, and expressed deepest concern over the anti – people, anti – labour, anti – employee policies of the government of India leading to utter chaos. Further, it strongly condemned the passage of the new pension scheme in the parliament taking undue advantage of the confusing situation prevailing in our country. As the elections are hurrying near, it is obvious that the Government of India is trying to pass several anti – teacher, anti – student bills pending before the parliament. To cite an instance, the government of India has decided to convert even some of the existing public funded colleges into universities and awarding degree giving status to several autonomous colleges much against the wishes of the people. The committee formed for this purpose has hastily issued a public notice giving only 15 days time to make comprehensive amendments in the UGC Act 1956. Further, the government of India has showed least interest to solve many of our professional demands. Rampant corruption, ill will and arrogance at all levels have reached the pinnacle.
Against this backdrop the AIFUCTO, in its Mangalore Conference, has decided to launch a nationwide campaign for
- Inclusive quality education
- Strengthening the public funded education system
- Inclusion of all categories of teachers in the framework of the UGC pay scale
- Academic reforms to ensure interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary education and to encourage research in those fields
- Better administration for higher education throughout the country in which accountability of the educational administrators for their actions must be ensured and demand for democratic governance of academic institutions in all shades of administration
- A nationwide demand to fill up all the vacant posts on regular basis and creation of new posts in aided sector and self financing courses
- Ensuring more space available for publication of quality research papers at the university, state and national levels
- Resisting all anti - people education bills pending in the parliament and all moves for neo – liberalization
- A healthy and transparent policy for the appointment of qualified academicians to the post of a Vice-Chancellor irrespective of his/her teaching background in a college or a university
- Implementation of uniform CAS benefits from the due dates and roll out of API schemes after modifications in the amended UGC regulations 2013. Till then, CAS be given on the basis of old UGC regulations
- Immediate release of the pending arrears of the of 6th pay revision.
- Implementation of principle of equal wages for equal work.
- Assured pension for all
- Complete parity of DPE’s / librarians with teachers
- Immediate steps to set up a National commission for education
- Immediate withdrawal of performance based funding under RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchattar Shiksha Abhiyan)
- Solidarity with other movements fighting against privatization and corporatization
- Ensuring AIFUCTO’s participation in decision making process regarding educational planning
- Forging a strong unity of teacher’s organizations of primary, secondary and higher education
- Better working conditions for the teachers with the provision of minimum basic infrastructural facilities so that every teacher can teach and do research in a conducive atmosphere
- A nationwide demand to ensure six percent of the GDP to be spent on education
The campaign will take the form of organizing meetings in every unit of the AIFUCTO, state level meetings, seminars, and the creation of national platform to highlight the emerging issues.
Further, it has been decided to prepare relevant documents at the state and national levels. The initiatives already undertaken by the AIFUCTO will be further consolidated with regular interaction with central university leaderships.
To highlight the above issues, the statutory conference has decided to mobilize teachers across the country and organize a rally at Delhi during the upcoming budget session of the Parliament.
The AIFUCTO conference congratulated veteran scientist Professor CNR Rao and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on receiving the Bharat Ratna award.
To Life Members
Esteemed AIFUCTO Life Members, 18.10.2013
I have already informed you about the next Conference at Mangalore. Hope you have booked your ticket. Please contact your state/unit leaders who will be very happy to help you.
It is a pleasure to write to you once again inviting you to the statutory conference at Mangalore from 30th November to 2nd December, 2013. The present leadership always remember with what eager enthusiasm you cherish memories of your long and proud association with the AIFUCTO, by becoming its Life Member. The senior and young members of the AIFUCTO, some of whom have joined service now, together want your presence and participation in all three days in our Conferences. The young members are sure to lot by the Reception Committee and the Organizing Committee will take every necessary step to make your stay as comfortable
The present generation leaders & members are eagerly waiting to meet you at Mangalore
Please contact the organizers through their mobiles or email id as given below
Dr.A.M.Narahari Chairman 09741410990 email@example.com
Dr.Norbert Lobo Organizing Secretary 09964144583 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr.Purushothama K.V. Public Relations 09448216070 email@example.com
Mr. Charles Pais Treasurer 09448160154 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr.Ummappa Poojary Accommodation 09448251230 email@example.com
Dr.Denis Fernandes Souvenir & Website 09986220459 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr.B.V.Raghunandan Seminar 09945289600 email@example.com 097431733658
Mr.Joselyn Lobo AIFUCTO Presidium 09448488721 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Durgalakshmi Reception 09483457464 email@example.com
With deep regards
Please accept my hearty greetings to you this festival season. I know you are in festive mood. However, excuse me for demanding your kind attention for a moment, as there are some important matters and the times available to us is very little. You are aware that we are gearing for our Statutory conference at Mangalore from 30th November to 2nd December,2013. Delegates and leaders need to act quickly, if they haven’t already, book tickets and be in touch with the hosts – the AMUCT, MANGALORE.
Talks with MHRD & UGC
The General Secretary has been talking to both MHRD & UGC officials. Any development will be shared with you. We expect the Government will respond positively . We must remain prepared to launch a movement if our demands are not fulfilled. The conference will take stock of the situation and chalk out the programme of action.
Report from affiliates to be included in Annual Report of General Secretary, AIFUCTO
I would once again remind all affiliates that reports of their units containing the latest developments specially with respect to payment of arrears by state & central govts, movements going on ,the state of higher education with special importance to number of vacant posts, education policies in states and the programs held in the current year & also all other information for the delegates from all over the country before 20th November,2013,.It should be preferably of A4 size.
Mangalore Conference Registration: Last date -7th November.
We have informed you through mail & website the registration process for the delegates/observers/guests. The last date for accepting the request for accommodation is 7th November,2013.All participants must send @ Rs. 1300 per head (delegates/observers/guests) in the specified manner given in the websites. You are to take great care to help our Life members & retired teachers to attend the Conference. Send details of senior & retired leaders, life Members to the organizers with a copy to me. Special arrangements will be made for them.
It is very urgent that we know the number of participants in the conference for accommodation which is the most important issue. Also inform if you do not need accommodation.
Kindly visit www.amuct.org,the AMUCT website the link of which is also given in our website www.aifucto.org . The hosts are sharing with you all latest developments & constantly uploading the names for whom the registration fees are received & also other details. A highly efficient & dedicated team under the leadership of Prof.A.M.Narahari has been working very hard for the success of the Conference.
We once again appeal to all affiliates to collect as many advertisements as possible. Each unit must ensure one congratulatory advertisement in the name of the affiliate as per the financial capabilities. Please note the registration fees is not even enough for accommodation expenses. The AIFUCTO leadership thankfully remembers your spectacular response in this regard for our Varanasi Conference. It is now time again for you to show the same gesture and dynamism. You may download the contract form or can be in touch with the hosts for hard copy.
Delhi Building fund
Asok Barman-General Secretary
I am happy to inform you that at the call for generous contributions for purchasing a flat in Delhi for AIFUCTO , we have received Rs.10,000 from Prof.Randhoni Devi, President AMUCT,Manipur. Thanks to her initiative to set the example. We have very encouraging news that our great former leaders also started raising funds.Prof.Maheswari of Rajasthan & Prof.Ghanshyam Singh of Uttar Pradesh & others have been working in this direction. We express deep gratitude to them. The affiliates are requested to donate to the fund generously. Some Assam teachers have informed that they would make significant contributions. Please remember that we have given a call to contribute generously as & when our members are getting the arrears payments.
Let us keep the AIFUCTO FLAG flying high and in great majesty. Eagerly waiting to meet you at Mangalore.
Delhi Rally - 20th September 2013
The leadership of AIFUCTO congratulate the affiliates for the historic rally at Jantar Mantar, Delhi on 20th September,2013. Thousands of teachers from universities & colleges from all parts of India joined the Rally in support of various demands. The leaders of Delhi University Teachers' Association, JNU Teachers' Association, Jamia Milia Teachers' Association & IGNOU Teachers' Association joined the Rally & expressed solidarity with the Rally & supported the AIFUCTO demands. A large number JNU teachers also attended the Rally. We thank them for their presence & do believe a united movement will emerge in the days to come to achieve our common goal. Two delegations met MHRD & UGC to convey the demands of the Rally.
Please find the attached Press Release.
Allahabad High Court Judgement
New Year Greetings!
On behalf of the leadership of ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE TEACHERS’ ORGANISATIONS, I wish you all a Very Happy New Year 2013.We are confident that your help & support will help the leadership achieve all goals.
Special Circular October, 2012
SPECIAL CIRCULAR -01/11-12 23/10/2012 URGENT SPECIAL CIRCULAR TO ALL AFFILIATES
Greetings and best wishes. I’m sure you all are enjoying every moment of the ongoing festive season marking celebrations of Durga Puja, Dusshera , Id Dewali ,Chatt and other festivals
I am happy to inform you that all efforts are being made for the 28th Academic Conference and the Golden Jubilee Celebrations in the holy city of Varanasi. The General Secretary and the hosts are engaged in doing everything for the success of the events.
I have been making appeals to all affiliates to lend all support to the organizers as you all are aware that we requested the Mahatma Kasha Vidyapith Affiliated College Teachers’ Association to shoulder the responsibility, with the assurance, that we will actively support them in all possible manner, including raising funds through advertisements & donations. The money will be spent for accommodation purpose.
I thank the State affiliates who have forwarded and registered the names of delegates from their States. However, in spite of highlighting the urgency of the information about participation and sending money, many affiliates are yet to send details of delegates and the Registration fee.
I ,once again, wish to draw the attention of all office bearers of State affiliates & AIFUCTO office bearers that accommodation is a real problem in Varanasi. The city , a very ancient one, is congested with pilgrims and has only limited accommodation facilities. With each passing day, hotels get booked and room availability gets reduced. and hotel charges are escalating. Hence I again request all States to rush complete details of delegates from their organization along with payments details/ DDs for Registration fee.
I am really anxious as we are not getting the exact number of participants, we are really clueless about the number of participation from many units. The larger contingents must understand the gravity of the problem.. However, we have made arrangements and allocated the hotels for those who have sent money and list. Also we need to know the details about arrival and departure days of all of you.
Please note it will not be possible to make hotel arrangements for those who send the money late. Though the last date is 30th November, late comers will have to be housed in dharmasalas, where facilities are very limited. In view of this, I urge the states not to wait any more but rush delegate details and the registration fee very soon. The costs of hotels are also an important factor. Hotels at distance will have logistics problems. Those who are not acquainted with Varanasi may not comprehend the seriousness of the problem. Please cooperate with us to avoid troubles.
The Delegate/Observer/Guest fees Rs.1200 (including Rs.100 for AIFUCTO office in Delhi) to be paid to the Account No. : 32545121870 Bank Name: State Bank of India
Account name: XXVIII CONFERENCE OF AIFUCTO
Branch : Harish Chandra Post Graduate College
Branch Code: 1512.
You can also send draft to >Dr.Balbir Singh, Treasurer, XXVIII CONFERENCE OF AIFUCTO,
Harish Chandra Post Graduate College, Maidagin, Varanasi-221001
In last two NEC meetings, in circulars and numerous phone call to all leaders I explained that we have a financial commitment to the organizers and requested all to raise advertisements for the Souvenir and/or collect Donations which will help us very much in the successful conduct of the momentous conference - for a conference of this kind comes very rarely. Please note all drafts and cheques for advertisement & Donations are to be drawn in favor of
XXVIII Conference of AIFUCTO, payable at Varanasi. .
All advertisement matters and DDs are to be sent to me at this address:
23/2/1A, K.B .Sarani,Kolkat-700080
I further request you to prepare for the seminar and ready your scholarly papers for the theme is also of great significance for Indian higher education for the next five years covered by the 12thFive Year Plan.
The sections for the papers in the Seminar are-
1. The present scenario of higher education in your state. All AIFUCTO Office bearers are requested to ensure a comprehensive write up in their respective state
2The problems and the necessary actions to be taken for inclusive, high quality and equitable higher education in all parts of the country
3. The role of teachers and Teachers Movement.
4. The agenda of higher education in 12th FYP in India-a macro view.
Papers should have empirical basis as far as possible. Use state/central govt/UGC data and field survey wherever necessary
We are happy that more states have finalized programs to celebrate Golden Jubilee. Please send reports so that we can publish them in Teachers’ Movement.
Remember all our united and timely efforts alone can make the 28thConference of the AIFUCTO a memorable one.
Eagerly looking forward to meet you all in Varanasi.
Asok Barman-General Secretary
Urgent Communication from GS : 25/07/2012
Congratulations to our members on the great achievement once again. The united and determined movement launched by the AIFUCTO for the payments of arrears by the Govt. of India without insisting on the enhancement of the retirement age to 65 years has now been approved by the Union Cabinet. Our rallies, protracted follow up and the Court Arrest Programmes have made it possible.
We thank Hon’ble President Sri Pranab Mukherjee & Hon’ble Minister, HRD Sri Kapil Sibal for their support. We record our thanks to the Members of Parliament who have lent valuable support.
In view of the development, the Secretariat, after considering the General Secretary’s consultations with office bearers and NEC members throughout the country, decided not to organize the HUNGER STRIKE in Delhi on 28, 29 and 30th August, as decided earlier by the Patna NEC meeting. We understand that the decisions regarding matters relating to different issues including anomalies, RC/OC, Ph.D Regulations and CAS points system may soon be notified by the UGC.
The Secretariat will review the entire situation and a NEC meeting will be held in September, 2012 to assess the same and decide future course of action.
States might have state related issues and so may decide about holding the state program on 25th August, 2012.
Communication from GS 23-06-2012 [ click to collapse / expand]
To Our most respected former leaders, activists and members
I take this opportunity to write to you expressing our deep sense of gratitude, respect and love on the occasion of your dear AIFUCTO completing fifty years. We know you cherish a special sentiment, pride and emotion when you think of AIFUCTO. We know you remember the glorious legacy of AIFUCTO.
The present generation of members, activists and leadership acknowledge your contribution, dedication and sacrifice in building up the movement. We have seen as junior members how you negotiated many crises, gallantly fought for the causes of teachers. Many of you worked for a pittance ,but that never deterred you to wage many a battle and today we enjoy decent scales of pay.
Friends, we draw great confidence and follow in your footsteps. We seek your wise counsel whenever we face a dilemma or face a problem. That is the true spirit of the AIFUCTO movement.
We have started the GOLDEN JUBILEE celebration and cordially invite you to participate in the programs being held at unit, state, regional and national levels.
I request you to write your memoirs, experiences and suggestions to me so that we can discuss them and get directions for future course of movement. We shall publish them in our journal, website and other platforms.
I understand in no other Organisations so many retired teachers take active interest and participate in conferences and meetings.
We know your love, affection and guidance will strengthen our movement.
I invite all of you to the central GOLDEN JUBILEE program which will be notified in Teachers’ Movement and our website-
Kindly keep in touch with your local leadership. We have instructed all affiliates to contact you so that any program they hold be blessed with your glorious presence.
LONG LIVE AIFUCTO
Communication from GS 12-5-2012 [ click to collapse / expand]
Dear Friends, 12.05.12
GREETINGS & CONGRATULATIONS
The AIFUCTO, representing more than five lakh teachers, has now completed fifty years of glorious existence. The united movement of teachers in the higher education sector has proved many a times the vibrancy of the AIFUCTO. Let us take a pledge at this historical moment that we shall strengthen our .organisation.
I am proud to inform you that a number of affiliates have taken up programs to celebrate the occasion in a befitting manner.
I have been in constant touch with the MHRD and UGC in connection with our demands
The focal points of the discussions have been:
a. The payment of arrears by the Central Government.
b. Removal of anomalies in the UGC Regulations including scrapping the unrealistic point system for CAS.
c. Extension of the dates of RC/OC up to 2014.
d. The Ph. D. Regulation be prospective and not retrospective.
We understand that there has been some headway in respect of our demands.
In the meantime I have received communications from HRD and Finance Ministries that the matter of payment of arrears is under consideration of the Govt. of India.
I have informed the ministries that the NEC has decided to launch a HUNGER STRIKE Program in Delhi and state capitals if the problem is not resolved.
Please take all preparations to make the HUNGER SRIKE program most effective. All affiliates will have to send select members for the program. The dates will be informed soon.
Please prepare a record of the teachers (along with their address and phone numbers) of those who need the extension of RC/OC date. Also ensure that all of them fulfill the requirement as early as possible.
All Zonal Secretaries of AIFUCTO are requested to collect the information regarding the teachers and send the same to the General Secretary as early as possible.
Wish you all the best.
Dharna & Court Arrest Program, Jantar Mantar, 14, 15, 16 March, 2012 [ click to collapse / expand]
Congratulations for the massive success of the AIFUCTO PROGRAM in Delhi.
Thousands of teachers participated in the DHARNA and the COURT ARREST PROGRAM at Jantar Mantar,New Delhi on 14,15 &16 March,2012.They marched shouting slogans towards the Parliament and police stopped them at Parliament Street Police Station. However, they were released in the evening.
The General Secretary camping in Delhi along with other leaders met the Secretary and the Joint Secretary-Higher Education, MHRD on 22.03.12.They conveyed the decisions of the NEC meeting held on 16 March and expressed concern over the delay in removing anomalies.
A meeting was held between the Committee to Revisit the UGC Regulations, 2010 and the AIFUCTO on 22nd March, 2012. The General Secretary expressed the concern over inordinate delay in resolving the anomalies. He demanded that the matters at the domain of UGC like PhD Regulation to be prospective and extension of the date for RC/OC be notified immediately as they don’t need MHRD permission.
The General Secretary has been contacting the leaders of different political parties to sensitize them regarding our demands including the payment of arrears and the Bills concerning higher education.
The NEC meeting held on 16th March,2012 reviewed the situation and decided to adopt programs of Hunger Strike and Cease work in both Delhi and states. The dates would be announced soon. Please contact your leaders who attended the NEC meeting and circulate the message they carry among your members. Hold meetings in units and at the state levels. We must accelerate the movement, if our problems are not resolved soon.
Communication from GS 13/3/2012 [ click to collapse / expand]
AIFUCTO DELHI CAMP OFFICE-GANDHI PEACE FOUNDATION
Communication from General Secretary - 13.03.2012
National Protest Day
As per the decision of the AIFUCTO NEC meeting in Gulbarga, Karnataka, the National Protest Day Program on 17th February was observed in all states. Teachers across the country held meetings and adopted resolutions to lodge their protest against the inaction of the Govt. of India to pay the arrears.
The General Secretary has been camping in Delhi and having regular interaction with MHRD and UGC on various demands. The General Secretary led a team of leaders and office bearers from the adjoining states & submitted a letter on 24th February informing the MHRD about the Dharma and Court Arrest Program to be held on 14, 15, & 16 March, 2012.
A meeting was held with Sri Kapil Sibal,Honble Minister ,HRD on 12th, march,2012.The President, General Secretary,Prof.Jaya Gandhi ,Prof Jay Kumar, both National Secretaries,Prof .V.S.Nehera,Prof.Jagwant Singh ,both Vice Presidents,Prof.D.Kumar ,Delhi Coordinator were present in the meeting. The leaders were busy in finalizing the arrangements for grand success of the court arrest program to begin from 14th March.
A well attended Press Conference was also held in the Press Club of India, New Delhi on 12th March for the publicity of our demands and the Dharna & Court Arrest Program in Delhi as well as state media. A number of news papers, both English and Hindi and on line news channels published the upcoming AIFUCTO programs and highlighted our demands.
Sri Kapil Sibal, Honble Minister categorically stated that MHRD is willing to solve the problem of arrears payment but the objections to pay to the states which have not raised the age of retirement to 65 years came from the officials of the Ministry of Finance. He informed the AIFUCTO leaders that his Ministry has written a number of times to the Finance Ministry to resolve the problem.He added that he would again and would talk to the Finance Ministry .
He repeatedly said that he was with the teachers and would continue with his efforts for making the payments. He told the leaders that he would talk to the Cabinet Secretary on the matter immediately. Sri Umashankar I.A.S,PS to the Honble Minister was also Participated in the discussion.
The General Secretary and Prof.Jagwnt Singh also met Smt.Vibha Puri Das, Secretary, Higher Education, and HRD and discussed the matter with her. She categorically told the leaders that she would try her level best to serve the interest of the teachers.
COURT ARREST PROGRAM
Thousands of teachers from all states have assembled in New Delhi to make the Program a historic one.
General Secretary's Meeting with Sri Pranab Mukherjee [ click to collapse / expand]
General Secretary's meeting with Sri Pranab Mukherjee & Prof. Ved
Prof. Asok Barman,General Secretary, met Sri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'le
Finance Minister on 18th November, 2011 and made a presentation on the
issue of the Payment of 80% arrers
by the Central Govt.Sri Mukherjee said that he would look into the
Prof. Barman met Prof. Ved Prakash, Chairman, UGC 17th November,2011 to express the
concern over the inordinate delay in finalising the recommendationms
of the Anomaly Committee. The General Secretary conveyed to the UGC
Chairman the demand of the AIFUCTO Conference to immediately send the
finalised report to the MHRD.
Representation to state Chief Ministers, Education Ministers, Central
Ministers and MPs
All state federations and affiliates should immediately seek
appointment with their Chief Ministers, Education ministers, Central
ministers and MPs from the respective states and place demand for
arrears payments by both the state and central govts. without any
further delay. They should be requested to take up with the central
govt. the issue of arrears and also discuss the matter in the
platforms like CABE and other joint meetings. Please note that such
meetings should be held at the earliest.
News about the Action Programme
All affiliates are requested to send news regarding the Action Program following the Kolkata NEC decisions to the Gen.Secretary immediately