BY OUR STAFF REPOPRTER
GUWAHATI, May 11: The Assam College Teachers Association (ACTA) has demanded the State government to raise the age of superannuation of college teachers to 65 from the present retirement age of 60.
Addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Thursday, ACTA president Khireswar Borah and general secretary Tulshi Das said that the demand for increasing the age bar of retirement of the college teachers was on the basis of UGC regulations.
“Almost all the states in the country have accepted UGC regulation on age bar of superannuation but Assam government has yet to follow it. Even Gauhati High Court has also ordered that the age of superannuation of college teachers should be 65 but government has not implemented it,” president Borah said.
The ACTA also demanded the government to increase the salaries of a section of teachers who were appointed in 2008-09 at the rate of Rs 5000.
He also demanded the government to take steps for making the works faster and better at the office of Director of Higher Education in Guwahati.
He said as colleges function under the DHE office, a large number of teachers or principals from across the state have to visit the office for official work and time taken to get a work done is very lengthy’.
The ACTA has also demanded separation of the two higher secondary classes from degree colleges.