From a Correspondent
TANGLA, Jan 27: The fifth annual conference of Darrang-Udalguri zone of Assam College Teachers’ Association (ACTA) was held at Udalguri College recently with a day-long agenda.
The programme got underway with the last executive meeting of the zone followed by ACTA flag hoisting, floral tributes to the departed souls, releasing of Jm, the annual academic jourl of the organization by Rihon Daimari, State PHE minister, and Dr. Luke Daimari, Principal of Udalguri College, felicitation of Dr. Rita Boro, Sahitya Akademi award winner, 2017, and the best graduates under the zone from Arts, Science and Commerce streams. Iugurating the open session chaired by Dr. Prab Kumar Sarmah, president of the organization, State Minister Rihon Daimari assured to address the grievances of the college teachers as per the guidelines of the UGC and State Government norms.
Earlier, the executive meeting passed a number of resolutions, among which the demand for making the retirement age of college teachers 65 years was reiterated, demand for clearance of 18 months arrear dues of college teachers with effect from January 2006 to June 2017, and regularization of posts of a section of assistant professors serving against lump sum pay between Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 8,000 per month till date were also raised.
A new Darrang-Udalguri zol committee of ACTA for 2018 session was also formed with Dipak Kalita of Kharupetia College as president, Ghateswar Baruah of Tangla College as vice-president and Dr Dulendra th of Sipajhar College as general secretary respectively.