Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Incident at Barasat Govt College

Elora Biswas narrates in her all explanatory letter the incident that occurred as part time teachers of the Morning Section of the college, demanded an explanation from a Group D Staff room lady attendant why the tumbler for drinking water, in the staff room had been locked up in the almirah, during the Morning Section and how the attendant rudely reacted to it. This, though apparently may seem to be a petty issue to many, but it, in another way round, brings to the forefront the treatment meted out to part time teachers in this State even by non-teaching staff of various colleges.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Invitation Letter to our Association

An Invitation has been sent to our Association by the Higher Education Dept, Govt of West Bengal, to join the State Level Teachers' Convention at Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata on 7th January, 2017. Members of our Association are requested to attend the said convention.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Putting up Posters at Barasat Govt College

PTT's put up posters on Notice board of the Staff Room at Barasat Govt College, protesting against the unjust & humiliating notice of the college authority. Moreover, all the PTT were present in the Morning Section, with hardly a handful of students.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Elora Biswas at Bikash Bhavan

In a recent development, Elora Biswas, with her associates, have put up posters, on all the floors of Bikash Bhavan, pointing out the vivid injustice against PTTs across the state. General people & others have been made aware of the plight & humiliation of PTTs.
General people are busy reading the posters

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