Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Elora Biswas's open letter to State Education Minister

Shubho Bijaya to all PTTs & well wishers

We heartily wish all our PTT friends & well wishers "Shubho Bijaya's" & forthcoming Diwali & Shyama Puja's  warm greetings. (Shubho Bijayar o Ashonnyo Deepabali r Preeti O Subheccha janai sob bandhu, sahojoddha o Subhanuddhayi der)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

UGC Circular cannot undermine the contribution of PTTs

UGC in a recent guideline has increased the class load of full time college teachers from 6 to 8hrs per week, thus aiming at undermining or negating the huge importance of PTTs in colleges & universities. PTTs are an indispensable part of higher education who have been serving in thousands in colleges & Universities all over the State. Recently, in many colleges, authorities have starting exerting pressure upon PTTs to attend college for four days a week (justifying their decision by an erstwhile Govt Order which declared a 25% hike in remuneration of PTTs with an increase in their present work load by 50%). The PTTs are facing mental torture in the process, as they have already borne huge responsibilities in the smooth academic functioning of their respective colleges, which should have done by full time teachers. Thus they are already bearing the extra work load & therefore this 50% workload increase with a meagre throwaway 25% remuneration hike, is indeed unjustifiable. Both UGC & the State Govt fail to see that the Higher Education system in the state is smoothly functioning due to the huge number of PTTs & Guest Lecturers.

We heartily congratulate the newly elected Govt of West Bengal, & readily desire to witness their eagerness in solving the long drawn & critical PTT issue in Colleges & Universities. If the Govt really feels that PTTs at this meagre remuneration, can be forced to attend college for four days a week when their full time counterparts who are being paid thrice the amount comes for five days (only a day extra!!!), then it can fairly upgrade the PTTs to the stature of full time teachers, which has been our long standing demand over the years & thereby make them come for five days a week. The PTTs are ready to work sincerely & serve the Higher Education system, as they have doing for decades, but with dignity & minimum social prestige. The "part" of us can easily be changed to "full" & our service can likewise be changed.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Happy Bengali New Year to all (Shubho Nabobarsho)

We wish all our honorable members a very happy Bengali New Year 1423. In this New Year let's all pledge to unite, hand in hand, with a firm determination that we will fight for our rights, till the very end. - PTTACUWB

Friday, February 26, 2016

PTT issue raised at the State Legislative Assembly

Today, in a significant move, leader of the opposition Sri Surjakanta Mishra & Md Sohrab, Congress legislature party leader in the West Bengal state assembly, raised with great importance the PTT issue at the Assembly session in Bidhan Sabha.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Elora Biswas at Bidhan Sabha Bhavan

Elora Biswas & Arun Pal at Bidhan Sabha Bhavan on Wednesday to bring about positive results on PTT issue

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Pay scale is an essential requirement

The financial condition of PTTs cannot improve without pay scale for all teachers. Moreover, this is also related to a social recognition of the service that the teachers render. Therefore, for overall socioeconomic prospect of the teachers pay-scale for all, is an essential requirement.

-Elora Biswas

Friday, February 19, 2016

Evalute PTTs on the basis of experience

The PTTs of the state cannot be fed fully on piecemeal thrown to them. We want full privileges like full time teachers. Today's world has recognized the importance of experience in service. Likewise, we expect our Govt to honour & evaluate our work experience & frame our pay scale on the basis of it.

-Elora Biswas