Dimapur, February 2: The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has declared total opposition to any kind of attachment or redeployment of Assistant/Associate Professors in the State.
In a statement after the conclusion of its first phase of Education Tour 2019 encompassing Mokokchung and Zunheboto district colleges/institutes on from January 30 to February 1, ANCSU questioned the State Government on redeployment of lecturers when the union opposes ‘attachment’.
The union also appealed to the concerned lecturers not to compromise the career of students for the sake of their personal comfort.
The ANCSU also expressed concern about the mushrooming growth of contract appointments like Assistant Professors. It said the number of contract Assistant Professors appointed till date is almost half the number of regular Assistant/Associate Professors.
While acknowledging the service of those contract lecturers, the union said it opposes regularization of those appointed on contract, and questioned the State Government’s sincerity towards the growth of higher education by not advertising the posts through Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) but rather making appointments in the mask of contract appointment. The ANCSU demanded that no regularization of those contract appointees should be done and that the Government must immediately send those posts to be recruited through NPSC.
On scholarship issue, the union said it was discouraged to find out while touring colleges that many students’ who are not entitled for scholarship are applying for the same. ANCSU said it had observed many children of gazetted officers are applying for Post Matric Scholarship Scheduled Tribe when the maximum annual income of parents is Rupees 2.5 lakh only. It appealed to the affidavit issuing agencies not to randomly issue affidavit as it is liable to be punished under the law.
The union also warned officers not to furnish fake affidavits as it is liable to service termination and warn students not to apply for scholarship when not entitled, as the students should show the way for corruption free society.
The union further appealed to the State Government to revoke all permanent or temporary deals pertaining to colleges/institute lands.
Meanwhile the union informed that it is scheduled to tour the other district colleges/institute and appealed for cooperation. (Page News Service)