CTA holds meet, demands restoration of incentives for PhD degrees

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Srinagar: A meeting of J&K College Teachers Association (CTA) was held at Islamia College Science and commerce on Wednesday.
The meet was attended by the principals and senior facility from various degree colleges of the Valley, the statement said. Yaseen Ahmad Shah led the meet.
Prof. Tariq Ashai – president CTA – briefed the members about the recent developments and efforts made by the association towards the resolution of various issues.
“Ashai briefed the gathering about the recent meeting of CTA with Governor of state in which association highlighted various issues facing the fraternity. The president informed the members that governor was highly gracious to assure CTA that disparity with respect to age of superannuation between University and college teachers would be resolved in due course of time,” it reads.
He expressed serious concern over the recent recommendations of the University authorities to limit winter vacations for colleges and urged the government to abstain from disturbing the vocational schedule.
“University authorities have no role to interface into the administrative matters of colleges,” he said.
Ashai urged the government to issue orders for restoration of Ph.d increments which college teachers are entitled to as far as recent UGC guidelines are concerned and “any further delay will force the CTA to take stringent measures”.
Those who attended this meet including Dr. Hakeem Mustafa, Dr. Nisar Ahmad Yatoo, Dr.Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Dr. Maheen Mustafa, Prof. Sheikh Mehraj, Prof. Manzoor Ahmad Wani, Dr.Shahjahan, Prof. Rouf Ahmad, Dr Majid, Prof. Mehraj Akram, Prof Mir Mashook. Prof G M Wani, among others, the statement said.