Fill up vacancies in colleges, says MUTA – The Hindu 03-07-2013

Taking a stand: Members belonging to MUTA demonstrating at Palayamkottai on Tuesday

Members of Madurai Kamaraj, Manonmaniam Sundaranar, Mother Teresa and Alagappa University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) staged a demonstration in front of the Office of Regional Joint Director of Collegiate Education here on Tuesday.

The protestors said that more than 3,120 teaching and 1,358 non-teaching staff positions were lying vacant in colleges across Tamil Nadu till May 31, 2011.

Even after several hundreds of teachers and non-teaching staff had retired after this period to take the total number of teaching staff vacancies alone to more than 5,000, no vacancy had been filled-up.

Even after the State Government had allowed the Department of Collegiate Education to fill-up 3,120 teaching staff vacancies in the colleges, the Department of Higher Education was delaying the process by setting-up of a committee, “which would lead to unethical practices”.

If the filling-up of vacancies in the colleges was still delayed, the MUTA would initiate a series of protests to highlight the demand, the speakers at the demonstration said.

MUTA office-bearers Manohara Justus, R. Murugesan, T. Nagarajan, Maharajan, S. Subbaraj and others spoke.

MUTA to stage demonstration on Friday

Madurai Kamaraj, Manonmaniam Sundaranar, Mother Teresa and Alagappa University Teachers’Association (MUTA) has decided to stage demonstrations in front of all government aided private colleges on June 28 and in front of offices of Regional Joint Director of Collegiate Education at Madurai and Tirunelveli on July 2 demanding immediate filling up of teaching and non-teaching staff vacancies.

In a press communiqué, issued here on Tuesday, MUTA general secretary S. Subbaraju said that as on date over 5,000 teaching posts and 2,000 non-teaching posts were vacant in the aided colleges. He insisted that the State Government should take emergent steps to fill up the vacancies on a war footing basis rather than paving way for corruption by constituting committees to assess the vacancy position.