ANGCTA joins rest of the country to protest Higher Education Commission of India Act of 2018
Dimapur, Aug. 2 (EMN): At the call of the All India Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (AIFUCTO), the All Nagaland College Teachers Association (ANGCTA) with more than six lacs university and college teachers across the country will remain on mass casual leave on Aug. 3. A press release from the ANGCTA informed on Thursday.
The main reason for the mass casual leave was to protest against the proposed Higher Education Commission of India Act of 2018 and other issues affecting the future of higher education and hurting the interest of teaching and teachers community in the country.
At the call of Aifucto, the university and colleges teachers will observe a simultaneous massive dharna and rally on the same day at Delhi at 10:30 am. Thousands of teachers from across the country will congregate at Parliament Street in New Delhi, to voice their demands and grievances. All other teachers associations and organisations have extended full support to the Aifucto movement, the association informed.
Some of the main demands of Aifucto are immediate withdrawal of Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) Act of 2018; Cent per cent central assistance to the states for simultaneous and uniform implementation of the seventh UGC pay scale across the country; uniform pay scale and service condition for ad hoc, part time, contractual, guest and block grant teachers; permanent appointments in all vacant post in universities and colleges; to maintain the democratic, secular and public funded higher education system in India; and to stop privatisation and commercialisation and corporatisation of education, the press release stated.