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Gazette Notification of UGC Regulations-2010 :: The Gazette of India, No-38, dated September 18,2010, Part-111 Section 4
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Decisions of NEC Meeting held in kolkata on 27th March, 2011
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Secretary, Deptt of Higher Education
Letter to UGC
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Teachers' Movement July'2016
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Teachers' Movement - May 2016
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Jail Bharo - 24th November 2015
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Ambaji Conference
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AIFUCTO Movement Marches On
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NEC Meeting Notice
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Save Education
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General Secretary’s Report

Annual Report of General Secretary
Movement Resolution - Varanasi 2012
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


Asok Barman
General Secretary
Special Circular - December, 2012
Circular - November, 2012
COMMUNICATION FROM GENERAL SECRETARY
 
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Friends,

Greetings from AIFUCTO.

You know well that 7th UGC Pay Review Committee started doing its job. We welcome it. The PRC has fixed many regional meetings for consultations with stake holders .First meeting is at Chennai on 19th August.More regional meetings will be held at Pune ,Kolkata,Chadigarh and other places very soon.PRC invited online suggestions also. We have to make presentation in details before PRC on behalf of AIFUCTO very soon. Our PRC (AIFUCTO) is giving final touch for its well prepared report. We need your valuables suggestions & views urgently.

This is the right time to send your suggestions on behalf of your associations/federations about the status of Age of retirement, API, Arrears, Scales, anomalies in 6th PRC and other regional problems which should be raised before 7th PRC. You can put your well prepared suggestions in regional meetings. You can also send your suggestions online to PRC and same should be forwarded to the Convenor,PRC,AIFUCTO Prof. Jagwant Singh,so that your views may be included in the details presentations of AIFUCTO to be put before UGC 7th PRC. You can also forward your views & suggestions to the General Secretary, AIFUTO. Link to UGC:www.ugc.ac.in

After 22nd August questionnaire for colleges & universities will be available on ugc website for on line submission. AIFUCTO suggests you to send well prepared concrete views/ suggestions only.

Prof.Jagwant Singh,Convenor,PRC,AIFUCTO

Mob:09815947500 ,Email:jagwant2008@gmail.com

Yours friendly,

Arun Kumar,

General Secretary,

E.mail:aifucto.generalsecretary@gmail.com Mob:09431617320

 

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URGENT COMMUNICATION FROM GENERAL SECRETARY
Seminar & Decisions of NEC meeting held on 25th & 26th June’2016 at Dehradun in Uttarakhand

Friends,
Greetings.
We informed you earlier about the AIFUCTO NEC meeting in Dehradun and a National Seminar on'New Education Policy: Issues & Concerns on 25th & 26th June’2016.Eminent educationists from different parts of the country participated in the seminar and deliberated on the topic.
Prof. ArunKumar,General Secretary,AIFUCTO presented the theme & the objectives of the Seminar. Prof. Asok Barman, former General Secretary delivered the Key note address on”New Higher Education Policy:Issues & Concerns”.
In his his Keynote address, Prof. Asok Barman noted that, the Report poses a serious threat to the public funded education in India. He further highlighted the fact that the recommendations are detrimental to both higher education as well as the service conditions of teachers. The proposed changes will destroy the very ethos of higher education in India & lead to privatisation and centralisation of decision making. The issue of democratic governance has no place in the proposed changes. The agenda of inclusive education will remain a dream only. Other speakers dwelt on various aspects and agreed that the committee recommendations are damaging to the cause of inclusive quality education and the interest of the teaching community. 

There was unanimous resolution to defend the Public –funded secular,democratic education system as per the ideals & goals of the the constitutions.AIFUCTO decided to resist vehemently the attacks on it. Resolved that AIFUCTO calls upon the teachers of the country to protest forcefully the proposed New Education Policy which is against the unity and integrity of the country.
Prof. Kesab Bhattacharya presided over the seminar.
Next day on 26th June’2016 National Executive Committee met to discuss the burning topics like API, work loads,promotions,students appraisals and the future of the 7th PRC etc. Teacher leaders from moe than twenty five states presented their views and suggestions.Govt. is still not clear on the complete withdrawal of the gazette notification on API.There is no concrete action by MHRD & UGC except the formation of the Pay Review Committee.Recent developments in higher education is the broader design of neo-liberal policies.It is the all out attack on secular,democratic and public funded education system.The picture in higher education as a whole is grim and will be detrimental to the national interest.
Following decisions were taken unanimously:
1) on 14th July’2016,every university & college unit will observe ‘Demand Day’. Teachers will wear Demands Badges and hold meeting in universities & colleges.Every unit will send letters to UGC Chairman demanding early fulfillment of our demands.A draft of the letter will be uploaded soon on our website & Facebook page.
2) On 05th August’2016 ‘March To Parliament’ from JantarMantar at 11am.All affiliates are requested to reach JantarMantar with their Posters/Baners.March to Parliament must be a historic one.
3) On 06th August’2016,We decided to hold NEC meeting in New Delhi to review the situation & adopt further movement programs.
4) All affiliates & office bearers of AIFUCTO are requested to send their feedback to the General Secretary immediately (within two weeks) on the following two issues.
a) New Education policy 
b) New Pay Scale
Apart from the above decisions many important resolutions were adopted. All these will be conveyed to you in July circular to be issued very soon.
After constitution of Pay Review Committee our demands will be as follows:
1. Early and Attractive report of Pay Review Committee.
2. Complete Scraping of API
3. Immediate withdrawal of 3rd Amendment of Regulations-2010
4. Roll Back CBCS & CU Bill 2013
5. Extend dates of RC/ OC upto December’2016.
6. UGC Pay Scales for for all categories of Teachers , Librarians, DPE and Academic Staff.
7. Stop Budgt Cut & Commercialisation of Higher Education.
8. Reject Pension Scheme-2004
9. Consult Teachers’ Organisations on Education policy.

We earnestly request all affiliates to collect & deposit the Struggle Fund contributions as early as possible.
With warm regards


Prof. Arun Kumar
General Secretary
Email:aifucto.generalsecretary@gmail.com
Mobile: 9431617320

 

URGENT COMMUNICATION FROM GENERAL SECRETARY FROM DELHI OFFICE

11/05/2016

Dear Friends,

Greetings.

Today an AIFUCTO delegation along with Prof T Meinya , Hon’ble Member of Parliament, went to MHRD and met Joint Secretary, MHRD (Higher Education) & Secretary, UGC in order to know the progress on the different issues we have noted in our memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble Minister,HRD on 14 Mar 2016.

Meeting with Joint Secretary ( HE), MHRD

We have met Ms Ishita Roy, Joint Secretary (HE) ,MHRD in order to know the progress on the issues we noted in our memorandum to the Hon’ble Minister, HRD on 14th March,2016. We thanked MHRD for acceding to the AIFUCTO demand on amendment in Ph D regulation 2009 and for subsequent Press release on 12 Apr 2016 . However , we emphasized that quick notification of the amendment in PhD regulation 2009 is absolutely necessary as the recruitment process in many states is going on and we further requested her for safeguarding the interests of the Ph.D scholars in the notification.

On the issue of API , she informed us that AIFUCTO demands have been looked into by the Nigavekar committee and the committee has submitted its report and the ministry will see that necessary changes in API be notified shortly. We have expressed our anxiety for the delay in taking decision regarding API and pointed out that the promotions in many states are either stuck up or delayed or not being given from the due date. The MHRD officials have informed us that to their knowledge, promotions have been done in all states/ Universities. We categorically told them that the reality is different from what they think. Finally, they agreed that AIFUCTO should provide them the names of the states/universities where the promotions have not been done or delayed or it was not being given from the due date . The MHRD officials requested us to provide immediately the specific information about such denial of promotions .

On the issue of constitution of 7th UGC pay review committee, the JS informed that AIFUCTO demand on this issue has already been scrutinised by MHRD and the file has been sent to the Ministry of finance for approval. However, we expressed our anxiety for inordinate delay in constitution of the pay review committee. The JS assured the delegation that the MHRD would write a reminder to Ministry of Finance/ PMO for early clearance of the file .

Meeting with Dr Sandhu-Secretary, UGC

The UGC Secretary informed that UGC will constitute the Pay review Committee immediately after it receives the approval from the MHRD. He said that file is not pending at the level of UGC. We enquired

about the Ph.D Regulations amendment as announced by the MHRD. He informed that the PhD amendment notification is under process & will be notified soon. We also enquired about the clause of the two papers publication requirement. Dr Sandhu assured that in the proposed UGC notification it will be kept in mind. We emphasized that AIFUCTO wanted an early notification as the recruitment process in many states is going on.

On API, the Secretary , UGC, assured that changes in API will be notified immediately after the file comes from the MHRD.

On RC/OC extension issue, the UGC Secretary was requested to ensure correct interpretation of the last extension of RC/OC and further extension of date up to December 31,2015. He assured that the AIFUCTO demand would be looked into by UGC.

URGENT INSTRUCTION

In the light of above ,we request you to send me urgently the names of the state/universities where promotions are either stuck up or delayed or not being given from the due date due to the existing faulty API system. You must send the following information without fail by the next seven days:

Your Name: Your Organisation:

Your post in the organisation:

Name of the state: Name of the university:

Nature of the deprivation due to API (with suitable example):

Please send mail to: aifucto.generalsecretary@gmail.com

Also whatsapp on: 9431617320

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Urgent communication from General Secretary

AIFUCTO CONDEMNS THE UNCIVILISED ACTIONS BY THE VC OF HYDERABAD UNIVERSITY & DEMANDS HIS IMMEDIATE REMOVAL
The All India Federation of University & College Teachers’ Organizations
Strongly condemn the unprecedented ongoing assaults on the students & teachers of University of Hyderabad. The brutal actions by the police against the students & teachers shocked the country. The pre-planned actions by the CRPF & RAF backed by the Vice Chancellor have   the extremely objectionable mind set & vindictive attitude of the Vice Chancellor Prof.Appa Rao Podile. It is now clear that the Vice Chancellor has returned to force a show down trampling all norms of academic institution.
The VC is behaving like a dictator & backed by the Central & state governments has been constantly trying to crush the democratic movement demanding his removal. Instead of doing justice to Rohit Vemula, the Vice Chancellor has been resorting to arrest of students & teachers on false charges, raiding the hostels shut water supply, electricity & internet. It is a matter of great shame that the girl students have not been spared and were subject to manhandling.
We note with great concern that the Dalits, adivasis & marginalized students have been constantly targeted by the gang of Vice Chancellor.
We cannot remain silent spectators at these brutal treatments of students. We request all our affiliates to express solidarity with the fighting students & teachers and demand immediate removal of the Vice Chancellor. He does not have right to remain in the post for a single day.
We demand immediate release of students & teachers & restoration of democratic practices & services for the students. All armed forces must be withdrawn for the University campus.
The AIFUCTO joins the united struggle to defend the autonomy of educational institutions & right to critical thinking.
Prof.Arun Kumar

General Secretary
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Report of AIFUCTO Demonstration on 14th March at Jantar Mantar& Meeting with HRD  Minister and NEC meeting on 15thMarch’2016.

 

Friends,greetings and congratulations to all of you,

Our continuous efforts & movments finally broke the ice.University level protest across the country by college and university teachers in the month of Feb’2016 and state level protest programs on 29th Feb’2016  in several state centers culminated in massive Dharna at Jantar Mantar 0n 14th March in Delhi.Thousands of teachers from across the country held massive protest & dharna under the banner of AIFUCTO,which was supported by FEDCUTA demanding-immediate constitution of VII UGC Pay Review Committee,scrapping of API,amendment of Ph.D regulations to end the distinction between pre-2009 regulations and post-2009 regulations Ph.D degrees,expedite filling up thousands of vacancies on regular basis as per Govt.reservation policy,resolution of anomalies of Sixth Pay Commission,dialogue with elected leaders of AIFUCTO  and FEDCUTA on professional demands of university & college teachers of the country.AIFUCTO GS Prof. Arun Kumar ,addressing the large  gathering of protesting teachers flayed Govt. of India for its failure to constitute UGC Pay Review till date.He demanded  immediate scrapping of API,end contractual appointments and amendments of Ph.D regulations 2009.President, FEDCUTA Prof. Nandita Narain condemned the commercialization of education and demanded earliest resolution of the demands raised by AIFUCTO & FEDCUTA.

Speakers from various states and central universities highlighted the plight of teachers languishing without regular appointment, promotions & pensions for many years and violation of thelong established principle of parity with All India services by not fixing proper salary of teachers in various grades and denying upward mobility.The catastrophic role played by the unacademic API (Academic Performance Indicator),that weighs quantity rather than quality,in destroying in teaching learning and research was repeatedly emphasized.The sorry state of infrastructure,not the least of which is the filling up of teaching and nonteaching posts,is further exacerbated by the continuous reduction in funding due to decreasing budgetary allocation. Increasing privatization and profit mongering in the higher education sector has resulted in the denial of access to affordable,qualityeducation for the vast majority of Indians.This has led to severe frustration,depression and an alarming suicide rate among the young,especially from marginalized sections.The attack on  the autonomy of universities through continuous interference of the Govt. in the matter of courses,examination & evaluation system,has also led to a steep decline in the quality of education imparted , and emotional elienation of both students & teachers from the entire educational process.The meek surrender of successive governments  to the diktats of WTO-GATS for reduction of subsidy to higher education has also severely eroded the sovereignty of the country in formulating its own education policy in keeping with the needs of vast majority of people.

Addressing the gathering leaders also cited the recent incidents in Hyderabad Central University,Jawaharlal Nehru University,Allahabad Uniersity as the examples of a concerted attackon the democratic student movement in the country that has been highlighting the above concerns through a sustained  country wide struggle.The gathering decried  the attempts to crush the democratic space for dialogue and discussion that is essential for the promotion of critical & creative thinking and is the essence of university and  college education.Leaders appealed to the teachers to beware of attempts to raise divisive issues that could weaken the united teachers’ movement & polarize society.Teachers reaffirmed their commitment to core constitutional values of secularism,pluralism,equlity.social justice,libertyand unity integrity of the country.

The historical Dharna was addressed and supported  by leaders of various political parties, such as-Dr Thokchom meinya,MP(INC),Dr Dharamveer Gandhi,MP(AAP),Com. D Raja,MP(CPI),Com. Nilotpal Basu,Ex-MP(CPM),Com. Aziz Pasha,Ex-MP(CPM),Shri Ali Anwar,MP(JDU),Prof, Kiran Walia,Ex- minister,Delhi Govt.,Com Amarjeet kaur(CPI),Com Biswajeet(AISF),Shri prabhakar Arde,National leader of Elementary teachers,Prof. V K Tiwari(FISE) who promised their whole hearted support to teachers.President AIFUCTO Prof.Kesab Bhattacharya presided over the meeting held at Dharna Sthal.Our vetran leaders Prof. T Mukhopadhaya,Prof. V P Singh along with our national secretaries,vicepresidents & zonal secretaries also addressed the gathering.

Meeting & Dialogue with HRD  Minister:

On 14th March in early hours a deputation of AIFUCTO was invited for a meeting by Prof. Upendra Kushwaha,Minister of State,HRD.A five delegation of AIFUCTO led by  its President Prof. Kesab Bhatta charya met the Minister and explained the demands of the federation.Honourable Minister assured the delegation that the govt.will look into the demands at the earliest.

Later in the evening a delegation of AIFUCTO & FEDCUTA met the Hon’ble Minister HRD Smt. SmIriti Zubin Irani and submitted a memorandum to her.She apprised the delegation about the steps taken by the Ministry on the setting up of the UGC Pay Review Committee,withdrawal of API,NET exemption of Ph.D,permanent appointments etc and the Minister assured  positive action on all issues raised by teachers’  representatives.

Six members delegation included Prof.Kesab Bhattacharya,President,Prof. Arun Kumar,General Secretary,Prof. Asok Barman,former GS,Prof. D Kumar,Treasurer , Prof.Jagwant Singh,Vice President all from AIFUCTO and Prof. Nandita Narain,President FEDCUTA along with Dr Dharamveer Gandhi,MP,AAP.The delegation expressed thanks to the Hon’ble Minister for holding talks and also requested to continue this process in future also.

NEC Meeting on 15th March’2016:

Next day on 15th  March NEC meeting held in Hindi Bhawan.Members were very much happy and curious to know the details of the talk with HRD Minister.Prof. Arun Kumar ,GS,AIFUCTO put the details of the talk held with the HRD Minister.NEC expressed satisfaction over the positive assurances given by the Hon’ble Minister Smt. Irani and thanked AIFUCTO leadership for breaking the ice.

AIFUCTO leadership called upon the teachers not be restiveonly on the assurances of the govt.we should take wait & watch policy and decided to evaluate the situation in next NEC  expected to be held in last June.

Decesions taken in NEC:

1.Every State Unit will write appraisal letter to HRD Minister for holding talk and positive assurances  & demand to impement her assurance at the earliest.Letters from state to the Minister  must be sent by speed post as well as through E mails cc to AIFUCTO.

2.To prepare a draft of Alternative Documents within a month and to take its approval from secretariat,then from NEC.On the basis of this approved drafts every state shall organize state level Seminar/Meetings on New Education Policy and will send finally their suggestions for publishing a final draft of Alternative policy.

3.Every state will generate struggle fund  as call given by AIFUCTO and will deposit before next NEC.NEC appreciated & thanked Mizoram College Teachers’Association and Purvanchal Teachers’ Association for sending a handsome amount in struggle fund.

4.NEC decided to form a small committee and prepare a documents for Pay Review Committee.

5.NEC  invited proposal from States for  next academic conference and  also for next NEC expected to be held in last June this year.

6.Every state organization shall organize meetings and shall invite new leadership in them.

After lunch in  a separate meeting of the  alternative Draft Committee , two sub committees constituted for preparation of the documents.

1.Prof. Tapti Mukhopadaya- Convenor,Prof.Madhu Pranjape,Prof. D Kumar and Prof. Viveka nandan

2.Prof.Asok Barman,Convenor,Prof.Tarun Patra,Prof. Kesab Bhattacharya,Prof.Biswajeet Bhuinya & Prof V P Singh

Committee for Pay Review:

1.Prof. Jagwant Singh,Convenor,Prof. Asok Barman,Prof.Jayagandhi and Prof.Arun Kumar Sinha

Many resolutions regarding attack on autonomy of univerites,democracy,tolerence,democratic movements etc moved by  the various members  of NEC and authorized secretariat to take decision on it.

 

Arun Kumar,GS,AIFUCTO

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Patna, 16 Feb, 2016
                                                Press Release
      AIFUCTO expresses its deepest concern over a series of incidents which have occurred inside JNU campus and outside, in the past few days. Shouting anti-India slogans in support of terrorists and their patrons is a matter gravest threat to our national security and this cannot be tolerated. AIFUCTO condemns the action of subversive elements and they need to be dealt with iron hand.
         But at the same time AIFUCTO appeals to the central govt. not to use the incident as a ploy to defame and tarnish the image of JNU which has been one of the most democratic institutions of higher education in India. The internal mechanism of the university should be allowed to operate and take appropriate action. The present central govt. has remained apathetic to the higher education in general and the JNU incidents must not be used to unleash an era of repression on the democratic functioning of the institutions of higher education in the country.
AIFUCTO general secretary Prof. Arun kumar and President Prof. Kesav Bhattacharaya today in a joint statement condemned the arrest of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charge without any substantial proof. They said in a statement issued here that it is a political move to malign the face of JNU and it is the direct attack on freedom of speech & thought to downsizing the autonomy of the universities.
AIFUCTO demanded from central government to furnish either factual evidences against kanahiya kumar or release him unconditionally.
AIFUCTO condemned & flayed the violent attack on JNU teachers, students, media persons and their supporters at Patiala House Court in New Delhi on 15th Feb. 2016.
AIFUCTO sent instructions to all its affiliates’ accorss the country to protest such issues with students, teachers and employee’s unity and call upon them to fight out strongly to save the freedom of speech and thought including the autonomy of higher education campuses against the conspiracy framed by a section of antisocial, antidemocratic and anti constitutional groups.

(Prof. Kesav Bhattacharya)          
            President



(Prof. Arun Kumar)

General Secretary
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NOTICE FOR NEC MEETING ON 28TH JANUARY,2016 IN NEW DELHI

26.12.2015

A meeting of AIFUCTO NEC will be held on 28th January,2015 at Gandhi Peace Foundation, ITO-New Delhi at 10 am

Agenda

1.Confirmation of minutes of last meeting

2.Reporting by General Secretary

3. Reporting by affiliates

4.Next phase of agitation program.

5. Miscllaneous

All NEC members are requested to remain present.

Prof.Arun Kumar

General Secretary
E-Mail: aifucto.gensec@gmail.com

AIFUCTO Programs in November

1. Seminar on “New Higher Education Policy”

Gandhi Peace Foundation

23rd November,15 at 11 a.m

2. NEC Meeting

Gandhi Peace Foundation

23rd November,15 at 3-30 p.m

3. AIFUCTO-FEDCUTA

”JAIL BHARO” in support of 12 points demands

Assemble at Jantar Mantar,New Delhi

24th November, 15 at 10.a.m.

4. National Platform in Defence of Education

Mass Rally at Parliament demanding –“Keep Education out of WTO/GATS”

26th November, 15

Assemble: Ramlila Maidan at 11.a.m.

All affiliates are requested to participate in large numbers.

Asok Barman

General Secretary

URGENT COMMUNICATION REGARDING BANK PAYMENT FOR AMBAJI CONFERENCE


Dear Friends,
There is a change in the Bank for making all payments related to Ambaji Conference.This is due to some technical reason.

NAME OF BANK: BANK OF BARODA
ACCOUNT NAME: GUJARAT UNIVERSITY AREA TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION
BRANCH: INFO CITY
GANDHINAGAR

A/C NO:30390100003005
IFSC CODE : BARB0INFOCI

All drafts are payable at Gandhinagar.

Efforts will be made to cash the drafts
payable at Ahmedabad
already sent to the hosts.

Please call me for any clarification
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Prof.Asok Barman
General Secretary
AIFUCTO
Mob:09831276815
Seminar & Jail Bharo

SEMINAR & JAIL BHARO PROGRAM IN DELHI

22.09.15

Friends,                                                                                      
Please note the next phase of AIFUCTO movement
1,Seminar on New Education Policy-at New Delhi on 23rd November,2015
2,JAIL BHARO as decided by the NEC is on 24th November,2015
Please book your journey tickets immediately.
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Also NEC meeting will be held on 23rd November,15 at 3-30 p.m

Asok Barman

General Secretary

VERY URGENT COMMUNICATION

You are aware that a Committee has been constituted by Gov. of India under the Chairmanship of Prof.Arun Nigavekar , former Chairman, UGC to examine,inter alia,

1. Evaluation of API scheme & suggest suitable improvements / alternatives
2. Evaluation of Ph.D / NET qualification for entry of teachers and suggest a policy for selection.

AIFUCTO discussed the issues many times and conveyed to UGC & MHRD that
1. API should be scrapped entirely & the Provisions for CAS & new appointment should be as per UGC Regulations 2000.
2. AIFUCTO is of firm opinion that NET must continue with relaxation for Ph.D - both pre 2009 & 2009 Regulations.
Immediately send your feedback latest by 21st September,2015 to
ssiwach.ugc@ nic.in
You are to send the views in prescribed format available in UGC website,notice section

Send a copy to
aifucto.gs@ gmail.com

Asok Barman
General Secretary ,AIFUCTO
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Prof.Asok Barman
General Secretary
AIFUCTO
Mob:09831276815
All India Strike

IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION FROM GENERAL SECRETARTY
                                                                           13.08.2015

 

To all affiliates,AIFUCTO office bearers & NEC members

Dear Affiliates,

Please find herewith the resolution adopted by AIFUCTO NEC meetings on 19th June & 8th August,2015 regarding  the AIFUCTO decision to support & participate in the All India Strike called by all central trade unions. This is for your urgent action.

“All India Strike on 2nd September-2015, called by central trade unions:
The NEC meeting held in New Delhi on 19th June decided to support & participate in the All India Strike called by all central trade unions to protest the  Government of India’s  apathy towards the  12 point demands made long ago.”

 The NEC meeting in New Delhi on 8th August reiterated the decision and demanded that the Central Government fulfill the demands.

We call upon all affiliates & members to join this united struggle of working class to protect their vital interests & ensure that the  National Strike is  a total success.


Asok Barman
General Secretary

The AIFUCTO NEC in a meeting on 8th August,2015 held in Hindi Bhawan, New Delhi Congratulated the affiliates for the massive success of the Nationwide protest & Cease Work, Hunger Strike at Jantar Mantar


NEC meeting decisions 

1. A letter would be written to the President of India to draw his attention to the injustice to teachers & the denial of the democratic rights of the teachers' associations to be heard.Letter would request for his appointment to AIFUCTO-FEDCUTA leadership.

2.The ongoing movement would be intensified throughout the country.

3.An intensive Awareness Campaign programme  from 16th August,16 to 15th September, 15.

4.Holding meetings at the university & college level & regularly reporting to the members the latest situation as early as possible.

4. Holding protest rallies & submission of memorandum to the Governor, the Chancellor of the universities on 5 th October,2015.

5. 'JAIL  BHARO' program during the next session of Parliament.

6. Preparation for continuous cease work would be undertaken

7.Contacting all political parties,MPs, MLAs & Civil Society for their support to our Movement.

8. To ensure all members to visit website, see Facebook postings & twitter blogs of AIFUCTO regularly.


Prof.Asok Barman
General Secretary
AIFUCTO
Mob:09831276815
Important Communication 13-August-2015

IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION FROM GENERAL SECRETARTY
13.08.2015

To all affiliates office bearers & NEC members

The AIFUCTO NEC in a meeting on 8th August,2015 held in Hindi Bhawan, New Delhi Congratulated the affiliates & members for the massive success of the Nationwide protest & Cease Work, Hunger Strike at Jantar Mantar

NEC meeting decisions regarding ongoing movement

1. A letter would be written to the President of India to draw his attention to the injustice to teachers & the denial of the democratic rights of the teachers' associations to be heard.Letter would request for his appointment to AIFUCTO-FEDCUTA leadership.

2.The ongoing movement would be intensified throughout the country.

3.An intensive Awareness Campaign programme from 16th August,15 to 15th September, 15.

4.Holding meetings at the university & college level & regularly reporting to the members the latest situation as early as possible.

5. Holding protest rallies & submission of memorandum to the Governor, the Chancellor of the universities on 5th October,2015.

6. 'JAIL BHARO' program during the next session of Parliament.

7. Preparation for continuous cease work would be undertaken

8.Contacting all political parties,MPs, MLAs & Civil Society for their support to our Movement.

9. To ensure all members to visit website, see Facebook postings & twitter blogs of AIFUCTO regularly.

All India Strike on 2nd September-2015, called by central trade unions:

The NEC meeting held in New Delhi on 19th June decided to support & participate in the national Strike called by all central trade unions to protest the Government of India apathy towards the 12 point demands made long ago.

The NEC meeting in New Delhi on 8th August reiterated the decision and demanded that the Central Government fulfill the demands.

We call upon all affiliates & members to join this united struggle of working class to protect their vital interests & ensure that the National Strike is a total success

Asok Barman

General Secretary

Movement Program in August 2015

Movement program in August,2015

1. All India  cease work on 7 th August,2015 

2. Hunger Strike on 7th August 2015 at Jantar Mantar,New Delhi

NEC Meeting on 8th August,2015

Hindi Bhawan at 1.30 p.m. ( opposite Gandhi Peace Foundation -ITO,New Delhi)

Prof.Asok Barman
General Secretary
AIFUCTO
Mob:0983127681

Hunger Strike & NAtionwide Cease Work
VERY IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION FROM AIFUCTO REGARDING THE DATES OF HUNGER STRIKE IN DELHI AND NATIONWIDE CEASE WORK &  NEC MEETING 

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Friends,

In view of the rescheduling of Parliament Monsoon Session the date of Nationwide Cease Work & Hunger strike will be advanced. It will now be August 7, 2015. The NEC Meeting will be held at Gandhi Peace Foundation on August 8, 2015 at 1-30 p.m.

Please print posters accordingly.

Asok barman

GENERAL SECRETRY
AIFUCTO

Joint Dharna 19th June 2015

AIFUCTO-FEDCUTA JOINT DHARNA
UGC-ITO
JUNE 19,2015 AT 11-30 A.M.
WE DEMAND JUSTICE
TEACHERS ARE REQUESTED TO JOIN IN LARGE NUMBER
Urgent Communication

URGENT COMMUNICATION FROM GENERAL SECRETARY

22.05.2015

Friends,
We informed you that AIFUCTO leadership met the the Committee constituted by UGC to relook at the API on 22nd May & placed AIFUCTO observations.We conveyed our views that this API should be scrapped & a practicable,rational & equitable   PBAS should be adopted.In this context we referred to the CAS requirements in UGC Regulations-2000.

The Committee gave a patient hearing to our arguments , views & suggestions.Further,the Committee requested AIFUCTO to  submit an alternative structure for CAS requirements for all categories of teachers   librarians & DPEs (for universities & colleges separately)

Please send your comprehensive suggestions on or before  29th May positively.
This is very good opportunity to our members to make concrete suggestions & remove this unacceptable PBAS based API.

Please respond as early as possible.

Asok Barman​-General Secretary
Urgent Communication

URGENT COMMUNICATION FROM GENERAL SECRETARY
18.05.2015

Dear Friends,
Greetings.
We want  to make a presentation regarding API before the  UGC Committee to relook at API.
Please send your suggestions on API  by Tuesday evening ( 19TH MAY,2015).
Please discuss with your members about the issue & request them to send their suggestions to UGC with a copy
to   aifucto.gs@gmail.com

 2. Next phase of our movement:
Demonstration at UGC office -ITO on 19th June,2015 at 11 a.m demanding immediate constitution of pay review committee,scraping API & resolving other issues.Inform all affiliates so that their members participate in the demonstration & NEC meeting.

3.The next NEC meeting will be held on 19 th June,2015 after the demonstration.
4. Please ensure that  all universities & colleges

 ​send emails as suggested in circulars to Minister,HRD (hrdministry@gov.in) with cc to  pstohrd@gov.in,secy.dhe@nic.in  & aifucto.gs@ gmail.com
We emphasize once again  that e-mail is a must since you will get an automatic reply to your mail. Then send the hard copy to Minister & PMO
5. visit facebbook account of AIFUCTO
AIFUCTO Gs regularly for updates 
Regards

Asok Barman
General Secretary

Notice for NEC Meeting

18.05.2015

AIFUCTO NEC Meeting will be held in Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, on 19.05.2015 at 03 P.M.

Agenda
1. Confirmation of minutes of previous meeting.
2. Report of General Secretary on the latest developments
3.Further program of agitation
4. Organisational matters.
5. Miscellsneous.
.                .
All NEC members are requested to attend.
Leaders from Punjab,Up,MP,Haryana,Chattishgarh,Rajasthan,Uttarakhand are also requested to remain present  for the preparations for Hunger strike  program in August,15.

Regards

Asok Barman
General Secretary

Letter to MHRD

URGENT COMMUNICATION AS DECIDED BY THE NEC MEETING ON 14 MARCH, NEW DELHI.
TO ALL UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES TEACHERS.
NEC DECIDED THAT A LETTER TO BE SENT TO MINISTER,HRD WITH COPIES TO PRME MINSTER,SECRETARY (HE),PS TO MINISTER,HRD & AIFUCTO.2. ALL TEACHERS, LIBRARIANS, DPES, DEMONSTRATORS WILL SIGN THE LETTER. 
3.SEND HARD COPIES TO MHRD & PRIME MINISTER BY SPEED POST.
a. OFFICE OF MHRD: ROOM NO 301, C WINGSHASRTI BHAWANNEW DELHI-110 115FAX: 011-2338 2365, 
b.OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER-SOUTH BLOCKRAISINA HILLNEW DELHI-110011FAX: 011-2301 9545, 0112301-68574. 
SEND EMAILS WITH SCANNED COPIES OF THE LETTER INCLUDING THE SIGNATURES AS ATTACHMENT TO
:

a.hrdministry@gov.in.
cc TO
b.pstohrd@gov.in
c.secy.dhe@nic.in
d.aifucto.gs@gmail.com

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CONTENTS OF THE LETTER TO BE SIGNED BY All TEACHERS, LIBRARIANS, DPES,DEMONSTRATORS OF EVERY UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE & TO BE SENT BY EVERY UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE TEACHERS' BODY TO HON'BLE MINISTER, HRD WITH CC AS SUGGESTED ABOVE
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"We, the lakhs of members of All India Federation of University & College Teachers' Organisations (AIFUCTO) ,the only nationals Federation of teachers of universities & colleges in India are extremely worried at the HRD not yet giving approval to the UGC decisions regarding the 3rd amendments of UGC Regulations 2010 as per the recommendations of Regulations Anomaly Committee. The UGC wrote seeking your approval on 23rd May, 2014. We are worried for the inordinate delay & request you to approve the decision immediately. Thousands of teachers across the country are waiting for the necessary UGC notification of 3rd amendment involving Roll Out dates for their promotions.Another very important decision of UGC regarding the amendments of UGC Ph.D Regulations is also pending at the Ministry of Human Resource Development DE.We are disappointed & shocked at your not giving our leadership an appointment for last nine months though repeated requests were sent. Thousands of members of AIFUCTO, DUTA, and JNUTA demonstrated at Jantar Mantar on March 13 & courted arrest.AIFUCTO wrote to you on February, 24 about the program & requested you to meet the Joint Forum of teachers in higher education. Again you did not meet our leadership or even replied to our repeated request which is in sharp contrast with our past experience. We are shocked as this is unprecedented. We urge you to approve UGC decisions immediately & meet the leaders of AIFUCTO, DUTA, JNUTA & others to discuss other very important issues.”

URGENT

URGENT COMMUNICATION AS DECIDED BY THE NEC MEETING ON 14 MARCH, NEW DELHI
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THE NEC DECIDED THAT A LETTER WIOULD BE SENT TO MINISTER, MHRD WITH COPY TO PMO OFFICE
TEXT OF THE LETTER

CONTENTS OF LETTER TO BE SIGNED & SENT  BY ALL TEACHERS,LIBRARIANS,DPES OF EVERY UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE UNIT TO HON'BLE MINISTER,HRD WITH A COPY TO PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE.PLEASE SEND HARD COPY  BY SPEED POST,ALSO EMAIL SCANNED COPIES TO HON'BLE MINISTER WITH A COPY TO AIFUCTO AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE

“We, the lakhs of members of All India Federation of University & College Teachers' Organizations (AIFUCTO) ,the only national Federation of teachers of universities & colleges in India are extremely worried at the HRD not yet giving approval to  the UGC decisions regarding the 3rd amendments of UGC Regulations 2010 as per the recommendations of  of Regulations Anomaly Committee. The UGC wrote seeking your approval on 23rd May, 2014. We are worried for the inordinate delay & request you to approve the decision immediately. Thousands of teachers across the country are waiting for the necessary UGC notification of 3rd amendment involving Roll out dates for their promotions. Another very important decision of UGC regarding the amendments of UGC Ph.D Regulations is also pending at your Ministry.
     We are disappointed & shocked at your not giving our leadership an appointment for last nine months though repeated requests were sent. Thousands of members of AIFUCTO, DUTA, and JNUTA demonstrated at Jantar Mantar on March 13 & courted arrest.AIFUCTO wrote to you on February, 24 about the program & requested you to meet the Joint Forum of teachers in higher education. Again you did not meet our leadership or even replied to our request.
  We are shocked as this is unprecedented. We urge you to approve UGC decisions immediately & meet the leaders of AIFUCTO, DUTA, JNUTA & others to discuss other very important issues."

 

Asok Barman
General Secretary

Movement Programmes

MOVEMENT PROGRAM IN DELHI ON FEBRUARY 19, 2015 AT UGC-ITO

All affiliates from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh ,Rajasthan, Delhi Punjab,Haryana,Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh & Jammu & Kashmir (Zones-Central 1 & 2, North)are requested to participate in large numbers in a Demonstration at UGC office,ITO on 19th February,2015 at 12 noon to submit a Memorandum to UGC Chairman & Secretary demanding among others-

1.Notification of UGC decisions regarding 3rd amendment of UGC Regulations,2010 (Roll out date of the regulations) & Ph.D Regulations
2.Constitution of UGC 7th Pay review committee 
3.UGC pay scales for all teachers –regular,contractual,self-financing- in aided & unaided colleges
4.Complete parity between teacher, librarians & DPEs
5,Extension of dates for RC/OC up to December,2015
6.Regulation of private institutions
Affiliates  from other zones are  also requested  to participate in the Demonstration as far as possible.
Contact :Prof.Iqbal Singh Sindhu,Zonal Secretary (North) for information & help.His phone number is  09811346261

Demonstration, March to Parliament & court arrest program on 13th March,2015 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
Time : 11 A.M

We have already sent instructions to you all to organise a strong agitation program in both states & Delhi. We have also requested you in the earlier circular to sensitize your members to the lack of respect & concern of Govt.of India to the teachers’ demands & non-granting of an appointment to the established teachers’ associations for months.

OUR DEMANDS
1. IMMEDIATE MHRD APPROVAL OF UGC DECISIONS ON 3RF AMENDMENTS OF UGC REGULATIONS-2010
2.  HRM APPOINMENT TO AIFUCTO TO DISCUSS THE LONG STANDING PROFESSIONAL DEMANDS
3. ALLOCATE 6 PER CENT GDP TO EDUCATION IN THE BUDGER 2015-16
4.IMMEDIATELY CONSTITUTE V11 PAY REVISION COMMITTEE
5. STRENTHEN PUBLIC FUNDED EDUCATION
6. REGULATE PRIVATE SECTOR INSTITUTION
7. ENSURE REGULAR PENSION SCHEME & REJECT PENSION SCHEME-2004
8. CONSULT TEACHERS’ ORGANISATIONS ON EDUCATION POLICIES
State level programs
Organize meetings in each unit in the month of January-March,2015 to highlight our demands & total non-sensitivity of HRD to the pending issues including UGC decisions like amending the Regulations & roll out of new regulations for CAS & Ph.D Regulations.
Organise rallies, Demonstration or any other form of suitable agitation in the month of February-March,2015. In each state there must be a central rally/demonstration in February,2015.

All affiliates are to adopt resolutions & write to MHRD for approving UGC decisions for CAS  to roll out the Regulations 2010 to  facilitate the promotion of teachers: Text of the resolution-

“we are extremely worried at the HRD not yet giving approval to  the UGC decisions regarding amendments of UGC Regulations 2010 as per the report of Anomaly Committee. UGC wrote seeking approval on 23rd may, 2014. We are worried for the inordinate delay & request you to approve the decision immediately. Thousands of teachers across the country are waiting for the necessary UGC notification of 3rd amendment involving Roll Out date”
Please send reports of your programs to the General Secretary positively.

Delhi agitation –participate in facebook & twitter campaign

Following the instructions of the Chandigarh Conference, a massive demonstration & court arrest program will be organized in Delhi during Budget Session  on 13th March,2015  at Jantar Mantar  Delhi at 11 A.M. 
 All affiliates are instructed to start preparations immediately. We have already informed this through our twitter & face book accounts. All affiliates are to ensure maximum participation
Please contact Members of Parliament from your states & request them to address the demonstration.
Please use twitter & facebook social networking platforms for the success of the movement programs.

NEC MEETING & DELHI DEMONSTRATION ,COURT ARREST PROGRAM

Notice for NEC Meeting

01.01.2015

AIFUCTO NEC Meeting will be held in Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, on 14.03.2015 at 11 A.M.

Agenda
1. Confirmation of minutes of previous meeting.
2. Report of General Secretary on the latest developments
3. Further program of agitation
3. RUSA reporting by states
4. Organizational matters.
5. Miscellsneous.

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 Members may kindly contact  Gen. Secretary,Prof.D.Kumar Treasurer& Prof. Iqbal Singh Sindhu, Zonal Secretary-North for  information & assistance.
All NEC members are requested to attend.

 

Asok Barman
General Secretary
(Mob)-0931276815

 


AIFUCTO

MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION & COURT ARREST PROGRAM IN DELHI

DATE : MARCH 13.2015
VENUE: JANTAR MANTAR

 

TIME 11.A.M

OUR DEMANDS

1. IMMEDIATE MHRD APPROVAL OF UGC DECISIONS ON 3RD AMENDMENTS OF UGC REGULATIONS-2010 & PH.D REGULATIONS

2.  HRM APPOINMENT TO AIFUCTO TO DISCUSS THE LONG STANDING PROFESSIONAL DEMANDS

3. ALLOCATE 6 PER CENT GDP TO EDUCATION IN THE BUDGET 2015-16

4. IMMEDIATELY CONSTITUTE 7TH PAY REVIEW COMMITTEE

5. STRENGTHEN PUBLIC FUNDED EDUCATION

6. REGULATE PRIVATE SECTOR INSTITUTION

7. ENSURE REGULAR PENSION SCHEME & REJECT PENSION SCHEME-2004

8. CONSULT  TEACHERS’ ORGANISATIONS ON EDUCATION POLICIES INCLUDING RUSA
Academic conference Chandigarh 2014

To all life members

20.09.2014

Dear Friends,                                                                                                                                                             
Greetings.
  I am happy to inform you that the ‘Academic  Conference-2014 ‘ will be held in    Chandigarh, Punjab, from 14th November to 16th  November, 2014 . The Conference is hosted by PCCTU.
We know how eagerly you wait for the news and a good number of you join us in the  Conferences year after year. Your  involvement, commitment, love and respect for the organization encourage the present members & leaders  immensely. It is indeed a great privilege to have you amongst us & also share your valuable  experience.
We extend warm welcome to you all.
The details have been posted in our website – www.aifucto.org. Kindly be in touch with the leadership of your unit/state. They will be happy to provide all assistance to you.
Kindly call me for any clarification and assistance. Looking forward to meet you at Chandigarh.
Venue of the conference
The venue of the Conference is GGSD College (popularly known as SD College), Sector-32, Chandigarh- 16
 WHOM TO CONTACT
Names                                                  Phone numbers
1. Dr Jagwant Singh                         +919815947500
2. Dr P S Gill                                       +919814933340
3. Prof (Ms) Iqbal Preet Kaur      +919815541984
4. Prof  Rajit Sandhir                       +918427777856
5. Dr (Ms) Rupinder Chatha         +919779182244
6. Dr Shaminder Sandhu               +919872313570
7. Prof. Bhupinder Singh              +918427530008

 

COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR
Prof. Anil Sarwal                     +919501738899   
Email:  aifuctoconference2014@gmail.com

 

Best regards

Asok Barman
General Secretary
AIFUCTO

AIFUCTO NEC Meeting 21-September-2014

AIFUCTO NEC MEETING ON 21 SEPTEMBER,2014

Dear NEC Members,

Greetings.

I've requested you to send me information about your participation & arrival details.
Please note the hosts have informed that accommodation can be arranged  only ifinformation is received on or before 10 September.
Also send your arrival details so that you may be received when you arrive in kolkata.
Send information as early as possible.You may send E-mail to wbcuta@yahoo.in or asok.barman@gmail.com

Regards

Asok Barman
General Secretary

Urgent Communication

COMMUNICATION FROM GENERAL SECRETARY, AIFUCTO SUBJECT: ACADEMIC CONFERENCE-2014 & SEMINAR AT JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY

Dear Friends                                                                                                                                        18.08.2014                                                                                                                               
Greetings.
In last two monthly Circulars we informed you that for quickest & most direct route to send latest developments to our affiliates & members social networks like facebook & twitter would be used and we also conveyed that we have started using these platforms. 
We have already informed our affiliates through facebook & twitter accounts that the Academic Conference-2014 will be held in Chandigarh on 14, 15, 16 November, 2014. The Conference will be hosted by PCCTU, one of the front ranking associations affiliated to AIFUCTO. A number of landmark meetings & conferences were hosted by PCCTU in the past. One such is the Celebration of 25 Years of our journal Teachers’ Movement. The organization has gifted a number of great leaders who made significant contributions to the teachers' movement at the national level. We are greatly indebted to PCCTU for its contributions to our movement.
 You are aware that the last NEC & Secretariat decided that all affiliates would help the hosts of our conferences with advertisements & donations. Each affiliate will arrange for at least one advertisement.However, we shall have to do much more for a successful conference. The meeting also decided that the Delegate/observer fee would be suitably revised to reduce the subsidy component.The increased costs of holding Conferences requires this.
 Friends, our Conference plays great roles in our movement as more than thousand teachers assemble in the Conference to take a stock of the progress & problems of teachers’ movement to give the movement a proper direction.
 We are proud that AIFUCTO has been holding both the Academic & Statutory Conferences in due years without any break for the last 52 years. The credit goes to all of you. We have received great support from our hosts, our former and current members for all these years. We have firm belief that we shall continue to receive your support in the future as well.
We are happy that a large number of our members have been associated with our Face book account -
AIFUCTO Gs
However we are not happy that your involvement in a macro sense in respect of our twitter account @AIFUCTO is not satisfactory. Please note these social networks are the fastest available tracks to send latest information directly & continuously. We request you once again to follow @AIFUCTO in twitter. Please note twitter posts are brief, to the point and specific. We explain such points in Circulars, facebook postings & communications.

Seminar in Jadavpur University on RUSA on 20th September, 2014
A Seminar on RUSA will be held the day before the NEC meeting. All the NEC members are cordially invited by the hosts of NEC meeting to the Seminar at the Jadavpur University Campus on 20th August, 2014.

Details of NEC members attending the meetings
Kindly send details of the NEC members attending the Seminar & NEC meeting. It would not be possible to make arrangements for accommodation for those who may come without prior Information.Jadavpur University Guest House can accommodate NEC members only with prior booking.
Waiting to meet you at the NEC meeting on 21st September, 2014
Regards


Asok Barman
General Secretary, AIFUCTO
Mob: 09831276815

Movement Resolution

ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE TEACHERS’ ORGANISATIONS
XXVIITH STATUTORY CONFERENCE AT MANGALORE
(NOV 30-DEC 2, 2013)

              MOVEMENT RESOLUTION

 

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

  1. Inclusive quality education
  2. Strengthening the public funded education system
  3. Inclusion of all categories of teachers in the framework of the UGC pay scale
  4. Academic reforms to ensure  interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary education and to encourage research in those fields
  5. 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
  6.  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
  7. Ensuring more space available for publication of quality research papers at the university, state and national levels
  8. Resisting all  anti - people education bills pending in the parliament and all moves for neo – liberalization
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Immediate release of the pending arrears of the of 6th pay revision.
  12. Implementation of principle of equal wages for equal work.
  13. Assured pension for all
  14. Complete parity of DPE’s / librarians with teachers
  15. Immediate steps to set up a National commission for education
  16. Immediate withdrawal of performance based funding under RUSA (Rashtriya  Uchchattar Shiksha  Abhiyan)
  17. Solidarity with other movements fighting against privatization and corporatization
  18. Ensuring AIFUCTO’s participation in decision making process regarding educational planning
  19. Forging a strong unity of teacher’s organizations of primary, secondary and higher education
  20. 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
  21. 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
Warm Greetings.
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 amnarahari@gmail.com  
Dr.Norbert Lobo Organizing Secretary 09964144583 president.amuct@gmail.com
Mr.Purushothama K.V. Public Relations 09448216070 purushothamakv@yahoo.co.in
Mr. Charles Pais Treasurer 09448160154 charlespais@yahoo.com
Dr.Ummappa Poojary Accommodation 09448251230 poojaryup@yahoo.com   
Dr.Denis Fernandes Souvenir & Website 09986220459 editor.amuct@gmail.com
Mr.B.V.Raghunandan Seminar 09945289600 bvrsvs@gmail.com 097431733658
Mr.Joselyn Lobo AIFUCTO Presidium 09448488721 joslobo9@gmail.com
Mrs Durgalakshmi Reception 09483457464 durglxm@gmail.com
 With deep regards

Asok Barman
General Secretary                                               

Mobile:09831276815
Mangalore Conference

Dear Friends,
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.
Advertisements
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
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.
 Warm Regards
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Asok Barman-General Secretary
Delhi Rally - 20th September 2013
Greetings

 
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.

Regards

Asok Barman

General Secretary

 

New Year Greetings!

Dear Friends,
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.

Asok Barman
General Secretary

Special Circular October, 2012

SPECIAL CIRCULAR -01/11-12 23/10/2012 URGENT SPECIAL CIRCULAR TO ALL AFFILIATES

Dear Friends,

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

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XXVIII Conference of AIFUCTO, payable at Varanasi. .

All advertisement matters and DDs are to be sent to me at this address:

Prof.Asok Barman

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.

Warm greetings

Asok Barman-General Secretary

Urgent Communication from GS : 25/07/2012

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.

Asok Barman

General Secretary

Communication from GS 23-06-2012 [ click to collapse / expand]

To Our most respected former leaders, activists and members

Dear Friends,

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-

www.aifucto .org

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

Asok Barman

General Secretary

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.

Asok Barman

Dharna & Court Arrest Program, Jantar Mantar, 14, 15, 16 March, 2012 [ click to collapse / expand]

Dear Friends,

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.

Greetings

Asok Barman

General Secretary

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.

Asok Barman
General Secretray

General Secretary's Meeting with Sri Pranab Mukherjee [ click to collapse / expand]

General Secretary's meeting with Sri Pranab Mukherjee & Prof. Ved Prakash:

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 matter.

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



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