MCTA's Letter to the Prime Minister
No.MCTA/PMO/2011-13/ Date: 12.08.2015
The Honourable Prime Minister of India
Raisina Hill: New Delhi
Subject: Conveying of the Mizoram College Teachers resolution in support of the AIFUCTO.
First of all, I am indebted to express my warmest greetings to you on behalf of the Mizoram College Teachers’ Association (MCTA), with 645 strong members and which is affiliated to the AIFUCTO.
I may also seek your kind permission to state to you Sir, that we the MCTA members firmly believe that teachers of colleges and universities in India as a whole are the cornerstones of development by way of their valuable contributions to the nation and builders of the nation by virtue of their sustained education of the huge mass of youths in the country. For this reason and others, if the nation is to flourish and remain in the right track of development, we earnestly suggest that the voices of AIFUCTO be heard by any far-sighted government, and especially one under your leadership. While this is so, I may emphasise that teachers’ community in the Higher Education sector has quite a number of unresolved issues and demands which still remain unfulfilled even under your dynamic ministry. Consequent upon this, the MCTA has a resolution that the Honourable Prime Minister be moved to kindly look into the demands of the AIFUCTO for early response. The demands are:
- Immediate Formation of VII Pay Review Committee
- MHRD Approval of UGC Decisions on 3rd Amendment of UGC Regulations 2010 and Ph.D Regulations 2009
- Minister- HRD Appointment to AIFUCTO FEDCUTA to discuss the long standing professional demands
- Roll back Choice Based Credit System and CU Bill 2013
- Scrapping of API
- Extension of date for RC & OC up to December 2015
- UGC Pay Scales for all categories of teachers
- Stop commercialisation of Higher Education
- Reject Pension Scheme for 2004
- Consult Teachers’ Organisation on Education Policies
1. Honourable Minister, Human Resource Development, Govt. of India Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi for her kind information and necessary action.
2. Shri Ashok Barman, General Secretary, AIFUCTO for information.
Circular Regarding MCTA Directory
Mizoram College Teachers’ Associaiton
Subject: Request for furnishing of data for MCTA Directory.
I offer my heartfelt greetings to you on behalf of the MCTA Headquarters. I also wish all the best for MCTA members of your branch.
As you are aware, the MCTA Directory was already proposed to be revised by the Executive Committee at the Headquarters. The task of publication of MCTA Directory was left to the Editorial Board of MCTA Newsletter and some Branches have already submitted the list of MCTA members with their contact numbers. Some progress was already made in this regard.
Of late, I regret to report to you that the Editorial Board cannot trace those data already submitted by the branches. This unfortunately happens at the time while it may be expected that the directory is finalised. In any case, it is commonly desired that a new Directory of the MCTA be published as early as possible. To this end in view, I may request you to kindly furnish the required information from your branch even though you may have already done so. Please furnish the list of teachers indicating the names, Department, Designation and Contact number (Mobile Number) of all members of your Branch.
Circular to All MCTA Branches
Mizoram College Teachers’ Associaiton
Subject: More Active role to be given by teachers on Evaluation of papers of University Examinations (ref-MCTA Conference 2014 Resolution).
As has been passed by the 36th MCTA Conference held on 10th December 2014 at Synod Conference Centre, we would like to request you take the necessary actions from your end with the objective that teachers of your College may give a renewed importance towards central evaluation of examination papers of External/University Examinations.
We need to remind ourselves that beside classroom teaching, tutorials, contact hours, practical classes etc, Evaluation of papers in examinations is an essential part of our duty as teachers. Teachers have the role of awarding justifiable marks to the students as and when they deserve in examination. By keeping up this practice, we can guarantee and uphold higher education degrees as reliable credentials which are possible only with judicious awarding of marks, careful scrutiny, equitable sharing of evaluation work per person, etc, which require active role being given by teachers in matters of evaluation. Let us not forget that the future of our students lie in the hands of examiners appointed from teaching staff of various colleges. This strongly indicates that declining of appointment (for evaluation of examination papers) on flimsy grounds or incognito absence are undesirable behaviours which are not expected of good teachers.
We may also point out that in the recently concluded Central evaluation of papers, quite a number of teachers failed to turn up to do their work. The MCTA Hqrs received from the MZU a copy of the Attendance sheet for appointed teachers, showing the names of those who failed to fulfil their duties. An abstract of attendance is enclosed herewith for information. We hope that all appointed examiners will cooperate to do evaluation works in future.
Enclo: Abstract of Attendance
President General Secretary
1. Controller of Examinations, Mizoram University.