The Aided College Teachers Association (ACTA) has demanded a
meaningful Parliamentary review of the functioning of the University Grants
Commission (UGC), the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), and
other nodal agencies.
The association during their recent meeting has also urged
the Union government to increase the budgetary allocation for higher education
to at least six per cent of the GDP.
The association has also adopted a resolution against
privatisation of higher education and urged the teaching and student community
to be wary of the attempts of successive governments at the Centre to “mislead
According ACTA the central government is projecting
privatisation as the only way of growth thus distancing higher education from
the under-privileged section. It urged teachers and students to fight these
The association also urged the government to fill up all
vacancies in universities and grant approval to fill all vacant posts of
teaching and non-teaching categories in aided colleges.
The teachers body also called for a policy of granting
financial support to meet the salary of the teaching and non-teaching staff of
university constituent colleges, reported The Hindu.