Friday, February 21, 2014

State Level Meeting at West Midnapore on 23rd February

A State Level Meeting has been scheduled at West Midnapore in Mr. Haripada Pradhan's house on 23rd Feb,14(Sunday). The venue is Sarat Pally, near Midnapore Station, close to Saraswati Shishu Mandir School, Midnapore. Bus Stop: Judge Court. Members of our association are cordially invited to attend the meeting. Mrs Elora Biswas, will preside at the occassion.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Conference of Pratichi Trust on Education in Shantiniketan

A two day Conference of The Pratichi Trust, led by the Nobel Laureate, Prof Amartya Sen, was organized in Shantiniketan, Bolpur, on the last week of December 2013, which primarily
Mrs Biswas sharing views with Prof Amartya Sen
Prof Sen at the venue
Mrs Biswas addressing the Conference
Prof Amartya Sen addresses the Conference
Mrs Biswas with Dr. Ashokendu Sengupta, Educationist & Member of the Education Commission, Govt of WB
(Mrs)Dr. Nabanita DebSen's Note Wishing Mrs Biswas all success
Mrs Elora Biswas with Dr Nabanita DebSen
A Souvenir from the Pratichi Trust 
Mrs Biswas with Dr. Ramchandra Dome, MP, Bolpur Constituency
focused on the quality of Education in present day India. Mrs Elora Biswas, being cordially invited at this occasion had enjoyed the rare privilege of meeting Prof Sen & his wife the renowned Bengali writer Mrs Nabanita Debsen, with whom she is reported to have discussed in great details regarding the plight of part time teachers of the state. Mrs Biswas addressed at the conference, on the present condition of part time teachers in the State. She later reported that Prof Sen & his wife have taken a sympathetic approach towards the condition of such teachers, & have assured to aid the movement for our rightful demands. Mrs Biswas also met Dr. Ramchandra Dome, MP, Bolpur Constituency, along with some important dignitaries of the State Education Deptt who were present at the occassion. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Success of the Movement of 16th Dec

Part time teachers from all corners of the State, assembled at Raja Subodh Mullick Squire, Kolkata, on Monday, 16th Dec, & marched in a long procession to Rani Rashmoni Squire, led by Mrs Elora Biswas, where the teachers in an attempt to depict their plight, at not receiving their monthly remuneration & demanding other benifits of a full time teacher, mock worshipped the cardboard effigy of the State Education Minister, & made the assembled onlookers, media & participants realize, that in spite of upholding the Higher Education infrastructure of the State for over the years, they are treated as second class citizens, who are not even considered honourable teachers by the State Government. Mrs Biswas was later escorted by the police to "Nabanna", the administrative headquarter of the State, where she has been reported to have presented to the Hon'ble Chief Minister, a deputation, stating the demands of part time teachers.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Movement on 16th Dec '13

Part time teachers across the State are requested to gather at Raja Subodh Mullick Squire(Wellington Squire, Central Kolkata) at 10 am, on 16th Dec, '13. The procession will move to Rani Rashmoni Avenue(Esplanade), where the teachers would raise their voices in demand of pay scale & other benefits of a full time teacher, following which Mrs Elora Biswas will move to Honorable Chief Minister's office to submit a deputation. All our friends, well wishers, people from all walks of life, who sincerely wish to stand beside the ailing teachers, are cordially invited to join us at the event.

Meeting at Barasat Press Club

A State Level Meeting of our association has been scheduled at Barasat Press Club on 10th December (Tuesday) at 2pm, to discuss details of our movement, scheduled on the 16th of this month. Members are requested to attend the meeting.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A rare privilege for a part time lecturer

In a very recent development the Principal of Ananda Chandra College, Jalpaiguri has appointed Mr. Moloy Kanti Das, a part time lecturer of his college, from the Deptt. of History, as teacher-in-charge, in his temporary absence from office. The decision was taken by the Principal amidst several oppositions from all full time teachers. Mr. Das was considered the most efficient among all the others present. This may be considered as a rare prestige for part time lecturers, who have till date been considered nothing worthwhile by most college authorities. Such decisions & hopefully many more in the days to come, will definitely strengthen the part time teachers movement in the State.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Ad hoc Puja Bonus: A Consolation

The govt has announced Ad-hoc puja bonus for all existing part time College & University teachers of the state on 30th Aug,'13, which though serves as a happy tiding for many, during festive seasons, is only but a meagre consolation prize for all the movements of part time teachers, till date. It is obvious for the Govt to feel that people who have nothing can be easily satisfied with very little that may be offered to them, but though, we appreciate the Govt decision of keeping in mind the miserable state of nearly 7000 College teachers, during festive seasons, still we want to emphasize that the primary demand of our association for pay scale for all part time teachers remains the foremost priority, along with the change of name of our teaching posts. We will fight for these demands to our last breath, if required. We require full dignity & recognition of our labour & dedication over the years, not in piecemeal or as a mere throwaway prize, but in a prestigious manner.