MUTA Demands - Reinstate immediately two assistant professors of Senthamizh College, Madurai - Provide retirement benefits, increments and benefits of career advancement scheme to the staff members of Saraswathi Narayanan College, Madurai and Virudhunagar Hindu Nadars’ Senthikumara Nadar College, Virudhunagar – The Hindu 20-07-2016

MUTA’s stir against suspension of two staff

Members of Zone-1 and Zone-2 of Madurai Kamaraj, Manonmaniam Sundaranar, Mother Teresa and Alagappa University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) on Tuesday staged a protest demanding immediate reinstatement of two assistant professors of Senthamizh College, who were suspended allegedly on “baseless” charges.

“The reason cited was the case filed against them on a complaint that they attacked a non-teaching staff of the college. It was a false complaint filed on the insistence of college management due to ulterior motives,” alleged S. Kalyanaraman, secretary of Zone-1 of MUTA.

Moreover, he said that both had been kept under suspension for nearly five months without any enquiry, which is in violation of the Tamil Nadu Private Colleges Regulation Act.

“The management can suspend a person only for two months. If they need to extend the suspension for another two months, approval from Regional Joint Director of Collegiate Education (RJDCE) is required. In this case, RJD had refused to approve the extension,” Mr. Kalyanaraman said.

“Two non-teaching personnel were dismissed on similar baseless allegations. We want them also to be reinstated,” he added.

Apart from this, the protesters condemned the office of the RJDCE in Madurai for inordinate delay in clearing files, particularly those related to awarding grade-pay increment for eligible assistant professors in colleges coming under its control.

They also condemned the delay in providing retirement benefits, increments and benefits of career advancement scheme (CAS) to a few staff members in Saraswathi Narayanan College and Virudhunagar Hindu Nadars’ Senthilkumara Nadar College.

A.T. Senthamarai Kannan, Zone-1 secretary of MUTA, led the protest. S. Vivekanandan, vice-president of All India Federation of University and College Teachers Associations, spoke.