Silchar, Dec 23: The XIIth annual zol conference of Assam College Teachers Association (ACTA), Cachar Zone was held last Wednesday. A 7-member executive committee was formed for the year 2016-17 with Sudarshan Gupta as the president and Ratan Kumar Das as the secretary. Simanta Dutta, retired teacher, who was also the chief guest at the meeting, said, “Teachers association has got an immense role to play in an era when the frontiers of knowledge are ever expanding.” The programme started with hoisting of the ACTA flag by Chdan Paul Choudhury, president, ACTA Cachar Zone.
The iugural session of the meeting was presided over by Dr Sumita Ghosh which was also graced by the presence of the principal of the host college, Dr Lakhiton Singh, Mainul Haque, observer, ACTA Central Committee, Khaled Azom Mazumdar, CEC member, L Bharati Singh, zol vice president and Sudarshan Gupta. Two former presidents of Cachar Zone, Dr Amalendu Chakraborty and Dr Chhaya Roy Kundu were also felicitated by the Zone. A special lecture on environmental ethics was delivered by Professor Abhik Gupta of Assam University. The delegate session began with presentation of the report by Sudarshan Gupta which was unimously accepted by all the members present.
A number of issues like provision of fincial benefit to teachers who have served in the fixed pay of Rs.5000 and Rs.8000, increasing the age of superannuation to 65 years and implementation of the 7th pay commission as and when the University Grants Commission declares the same were discussed at length at the meeting. Sudarshan Gupta said that he would work for the benefit of the teaching community and would also keep an observant eye to ensure that justice is being provided to all.