On Sunday During the felicitation ceremony of education cabinet minister turned into a platform for protesting teachers to gave a veiled warning to the state government ahead of the assembly elections in Gujarat next year. Bhupendrasinh Chudasama’s remains polite and doesn’t promise anything.
Ramesh Chaudhary president of Gujarat Rajya Adhyapak Mahamandal , repeatedly asked the minister to pay attention to five long pending issues of the college teachers. Protesting teachers speak about their ‘surgical strike’ mood over demands.” We are not conveying this to minister but we think it is important to inform the government to address our five long pending issues like you have resolved our issue of grant-in-aid colleges. Career advancement scheme (benefit) is a serious issue for us.
He assured that the teachers will not fight against education minister as he has been supporting their cause for the last eight and a half years. “I can remember Atal Bihari Vajpayee who once said ‘Aar Paar Ladishu’ or PM Narendra Modi who did the surgical strike. College teachers’ associations are mainly believed to be dominated by teachers with Congress leanings.
The Gujarat government brought in an amendment in the Private University Act in 2021 that allowed grant-in-aid colleges to be affiliated to the private universities. The minister requested the college teachers to contribute to Aazadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav and to share stories of leaders and people who contributed to India’s freedom struggle. Education minister said college teachers have been getting the government’s support and that will continue. “Those who have been working with the state government know how difficult this issue was (of reversing grant-in-aid college merger with private university).
Five pending issues
l Career Advancement Scheme
l Compulsory CCC and Hindi test
l Issues of Ad-hoc Teachers in Government Colleges
l Continuation of service for ad-hoc teachers when confirmed in job
l Encashment of 300 leaves