The Aided College Teachers’ Association (ACTA) has urged the state government to appoint vice chancellors and top level administrative personnel “in an objective manner, unifluenced by any criteria.”
ACTA opposed the manner in which posts of VCs, Registrars, Controllers of Examination and other teaching and non-teaching staff were being filled and alleged that nominations of syndicate members were being made arbitrarily.
Association president A Raja said in a release that hopes of academics for reasonable selection criteria had been dashed.
ACTA also threatened to mobilise a public movement to highlight various issues if the ‘indifference’ of the authorities continued.
It demanded that government sanction all teaching and non teaching posts immediately as announced by the chief minister in the Budget speech. The Directorate of Collegiate Education should advise Regional Joint Directors to sanction annual grade pay from Rs 6000 onwards to eligible teachers appointed after January 1, 2006 without further delay, it said.