Srinagar: A delegation of the J&K College Teachers' Association (CTA) led by its President Prof. Tariq Ashai called on Secretary , J&K Higher Education Department, Sushma Chauhan (IAS) and Director Colleges, Prof. Yasmeen Ashai at Government College for Women, M. A Road.
The delegation submitted a memorandum of “long pending demands.”
In a statement a spokesman of the CTA said, " While interacting with the Presidium of J&K College Teachers Association, (CTA) , Secretary Higher Education reassured that all the pending cases of placement including those of AGP 8000 to AGP 9000 of college faculty would be sorted out shortly as per SRO 124”.
The Secretary, who has acquired an in-depth knowledge about the Higher Educational set up in the Union Territory , incredibly in a very short tenure in the department, discussed a number of measures for improving the educational set up.
Prof Tariq Ashai, stressed upon the Secretary Higher Education to take into consideration their genuine demands which include restoration of incentives for acquiring for MPhil/PhD, clearance of pending placement of Assistant Professors to Higher AGP'S, removal of disparity vis-a-vis age of superannuation, grant of monetary benefits from the due date of placement, promotion of those faculty member from AGP 6000 to 7000 having PhD within 4 years and transfer of faculty member to convenient colleges on compassionate grounds “.
The CTA spokesman said the Secretary HIgher Education assured the delegation that their demands would be thoroughly looked into and resolved in due course of time.
The delegation was led by Prof. Tariq Ashai president CTA and accompanied by Dr Syed Mutahhar Aaqib, Dr Gowhar Hameed Dar, Dr Imtiyaz Ahmad Wani, Prof. Gurdeep Singh Sodhi, Dr. Imtiyaz Gul, Dr. Qudsia Gani ,Dr. Tauseef Ahmad, Dr Javaid Ahmad Dar, Dr Mudassir Rashid Bandey, Dr Muzaffar Ahmad Wani, and many others.
The Secretary HED impressed upon the delegation that the college teachers should work with zeal and zest and use their experience and expertise in framing and introducing skill oriented courses in the colleges, so that the younger generation would get benefits of higher education,” it added.