Newsletters (Volume 184)
1. Payment of Salaries
The salary budget for the 2nd Second Quarter consisting of June, July
and August was released and the concurrence has been obtained. If there
is any shortfall in the budget, the same may be intimated to the DHE immediately
and a copy of it may be sent to the General Secretary, ACTA for the timely
release of the deficit budget. We are pursuing with the officials to curtail
cumbersome procedures adopted by the Department for the payment of salaries.
Let us hope that we will take our salaries in the third quarter in a smoother
way than the second quarter. We are also demanding the government to implement
G.O. Ms. No. 103 for regular payment of salaries.
2. Central Council Meeting held on 12th
& 13th July, 2008
The Central Council Meeting held on 12th & 13th July,
2008 at Y.N. College, Narsapur, West Godavari District. The ACTA-AP branch
unit of Y.N. College, Narsapur made excellent arrangements for this 2
days meeting at a very short notice. We on behalf of ACTA-AP thank the
branch unit of ACTA-AP, Y.N. College, Narsapur for their hospitality.
The Secretariat meeting was held at 2 PM on 12th July and execute committee
meeting and central council meetings were held on 13th July. All the meetings
are presided over by the ACTA President Sri M. Sai Manikyala Rao. The
General Secretary Sri K. David Prema Raju presented detailed report on
the organizational activities followed by the reports of the Secretary
Finance and Secretary Office & Publications. Several members of ACTA
participated in the discussions with enthusiasm. At the end of the Central
Council Meeting there was a smooth transition of the leadership from Sri
K. David Prema Raju to Dr. G. Mallikarjun Rao as General Secretary of
ACTA for the remaining one(1) year term as per the Gentlemen Agreement
that has been reached in the statutory conference held at K.G.R.L. College,
Bhimavaram on 14th & 15th July 2007.
3. Meeting of Office Bearers of Hyderabad on 21.07.2008
at IIMC, Hyderabad
A meeting of the executive Committee Members, Special Invitees,
Zonal Secretaries, Vice Presidents and Secretariat Members of the twin
cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad was held on 21st July at Indian Institute
of Management and Commerce, Hyderabad. The meeting was primarily organized
to involve large number of lecturers in the organizational activities
and it has discussed issues like, regular payment of salaries on 1st of
every month, regularization of part time lecturers, withdrawal of G.O.
35, filling up of backlog vacancies, filling up of all vacant aided posts,
UGC pay revision committee headed by Prof. G.K. Chadda, and implementation
of 30% HRA to the lecturers working in the twin cities of Hyderabad and
Secunderabad. Similarly we request all the Secretariat members to hold
zonal meetings in all cities across Andhra Pradesh to strengthen the College
Teachers Movement. We thank the management of IIMC for making excellent
arrangements for the above meeting.
4. Secretariat Meeting on 3rd August, 2008
The Secretariat meeting of ACTA-AP was held on 3rd August at Amiya Bhavan,
Nampally, Hyderabad. Dr. V. Danaiah, Chairman, ACTA-AP presided over the
crucial meeting. The General Secretary presented the report of the various
activities of the organization. The secretariat members reacted on several
issues like regular payment of salaries, regular publication of college
view, ACTA-AP website, participation of former leaders of ACTA-AP in struggles,
enhancement of gratuity from 2.5 to 3.5 lakhs, reckoning of unaided service
for the purpose of pension, CAS and increments, notional service for CAS
and future course of action etc. The meeting adopted the following resolutions:
1) It was resolved to congratulate Ms. Maheshwari and
her team for successful holding of central council meeting at Narsapur.
2) It has resolved to update and implement the ACTA-AP website. It is
also resolved to constitute 5 member committee consisting of General Secretary,
Secretary (Office & Publications), Secretary and Vice-President and
two executive members.
3) Resolved to explore the possibilities of reviving the college view
as early as possible.
4) Resolve to solicit the participation of retired, former leaders of
ACTA-AP for reconnecting with the units and further to seek their advice
on further specific issues whenever found necessary.
5) It was resolved to support and participate in all the struggles and
agitations launched by the contract, part-time and G.O. 12 Lecturers.
6) It is also resolved to collect the employees particulars with email
addresses for getting incorporated in our website.
5. Part Time Lecturers and Future Programme
The leaders of ACTA-AP represented in the Round Table Conference on 20.07.2008
and Workshop on 27.07.2008 organised by Struggle Committee for Part-time
and Contract Lecturers under the chairmanship of Dr. C. Ramaiah, eminent
educationist and MLC. The committee decided to mount pressure on the government
for regularizing the services of Part Time Lecturers working in Aided
Colleges and Contract lecturers working in Govt. Colleges. An action plan
was drafted as follows:
18th August, 2008
Lunch hour meetings at the colleges and submitting a memorandum to the
19th August, 2008
Sending telegrams to the Hon’ble Chief Minister:
Hon’ble Chief Minister
Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
Samtha Building, A.P. Secretariat
The text of the telegram is:
The Aided College Teachers all over the State have been agitated for the
past few years on account of the adamant attitude of the Government in
solving the legitimate demands such as...
1) Withdrawal of G.O. 35.
2) Payment of Salaries on 1st of every month.
3) Regularization of part time lecturers.
4) Filling up of all Aided vacant posts.
5) Enhancing gratuity from 2.5 to 3.5 lakhs
6) Reckoning of unaided service for pension, CAS and increments.
7) Revision of HRA to lecturers working in GHMC.
20th August, 2008
Participation in JAC Struggle which is mentioned separately.
24th August, 2008
District level round table conferences with the sister organizations and
leaders of the student unions.
25th August, 2008
Submitting a memorandum to MLA’s, MLC’s ,MP’s and Ministers on the problems
faced by Aided College Lecturers in the State.
29th August, 2008
Chalo Assembly Programme in Hyderabad.
6. To participate
in the Call given by Joint Action Committee and Struggle Committee of
Central and State Government Employees on 20.08.2008
The call is given against the anti-employee, anti-teacher and anti-people’s
policies of both Central and State Governments. ACTA-AP join hands with
JAC and Struggle Committee and requests all its branch units to wear black
badges, conduct gate meetings, lunch hour demonstrations and issue press
notifications in their respective districts. All the secretariat members
are requested to coordinate with the Vice-Presidents, Zonal Secretaries,
E.C. members, special invitees for making the above programme a grand
success. We are also glad to inform you that the JAC has included the
following demands of ACTA-AP in their charter which are submitted to the
Hon’ble Chief Minister for immediate redressal.
The charter of demands include
the following demands of ACTA-AP
1. Implementation of Medical Insurance Scheme for all Employees, Teachers
and Workers in the state.
2. Abolition of contract and part-time employees/lecturers and outsourcing
system of appointment and regularization of existing Contract Employees
in All Departments and Institutions. Till regularization of their Services
all benefits may be extended on par with regular employees.
3. Filling up of vacant posts in various categories in Government Departments
and State level Public Enterprises, Universities, Aided Institutions and
Class IV Employees duly lifting ban on recruitments.
4. Allot of House sites to all employees, University, Panchayati Raj,
Educational Institutions (Aided institutions). Public Sector Undertakings
and clearance of all the pending alienation proposals of CCLA.
5. Withdraw New Pension Scheme and continuance of existing pension scheme
employees even those who were appointed after 01.09.2004.
6. Protect the unaided service of Aided College Teachers by abolishing
the ACT 37/ 2005.
7. Relaxation of the condition of passing NET/SLET in respect of all the
existing lecturers/physical directors, librarians working in Degree Colleges
both Aided & Government in the existing vacant aided posts.
8. Regularization and absorption of the part-time lecturers in degree
/ junior colleges in the existing vacant aided posts.
7. UGC Pay Review Committee
The UGC Pay review committee under the chairmanship of Prof. Chadha requested
the Central Government to extend the time limit by another three (3) months
to submit its report. Originally the Chadha Committee is expected to submit
its report by 5th September, 2008 and there is going to be a delay in
this matter. The Teachers of the Central Universities as well as the Leaders
of ACTA-AP strongly opposed the delay in the submission of the report.
8. ACTA-AP Website
We wanted to update and renew our website. All the office bearers are
requested to furnish the information as per the format published in news
letter and send those details to the office at Hyderabad so as to incorporate
them in the website. We wanted to send the information pertaining to our
struggles/circulars/GO’s/Memo’s through our website. We also request all
the office bearers to open an email account immediately and send it to
Hyderabad ACTA office immediately.
The format is annexed herewith...
Name of the College: __________________________________________
Name of the Unit Secretary: _____________________________________
||Name of the Member
||Scale of Pay State/UGC
||Date of Appointment
||Date of Retirement
||Residential Address with Email & Phone
The format should be sent separately to regularly appointed
lecturers & part-time lecturers so that we can asses the strength
of our association.
9. Financial Position of ACTA-AP
The financial position of ACTA-AP is not satisfactory. We have to clear
the dues advanced by all the secretariat members, mounting dues to press
and other agencies. Moreover, the association is finding it difficult
to conduct its day to day activities owing to the paucity of funds. We
make a special appeal to all our units to send their annual subscriptions
and all outstanding arrears immediately to the Secretary (Finance), ACTA-AP
payable at Andhra Bank, CRR College Branch, Eluru. For the convenience
of ACTA-AP Branch Units, we are furnishing the online account of Secretary
(Finance), ACTA-AP. Andhra Bank Code No. 1071 SB A/c. 15109 payable at
Andhra Bank, Sir C.R. Reddy College Branch, Eluru. The Branch Secretaries
are advised to note the above number and deposit their subscriptions in
the online account of Secretary (Finance), ACTA-AP. In case it is not
possible to send the subscriptions online, they are requested to send
their subscriptions through demand drafts in favour of Secretary, Finance,
ACTA-AP either at Hyderabad or Eluru. All the secretariat members are
advised to take the matter as most important so as to strengthen our organization