Hike budget for higher education, fill vacancies: ABRSM
Deccan Chronicle.| DC Correspondent
Akhil Bharatiya Rashtriya Saikshik Mahasangh (ABRSM) Andhra Pradesh state President Prof.Y.V. Ramireddy. (Image Source: Youtube.com)
VIJAYAWADA: The maiden state executive committee meeting of Akhil Bharatiya Rashtriya Saikshik Mahasangh (ABRSM) Andhra Pradesh, held at Acharya Nagarjuna University-Guntur, demanded the state government increase the budget for higher education in the state, to fill up 5,000 faculty posts in universities and government degree and junior colleges, and impart Sanatana Dharma in education and resolve other issues.
The meeting was presided over by ABRSM state president Prof.Y.V. Ramireddy and Guntha Laxman, national joint organising secretary of ABRSM, was the chief guest. State Vice President Prof. R Shivaram Prasad, general secretary Dr Gangineni Ranganatham and Women's Secretary Dr P. Sridevi also participated
in the meeting.
Gunta Laxman said that many revolutionary changes were taking place in the field of education in India today and the reason for this was the new National Education Policy (NEP) introduced by the BJP-led Central government.
He sought that Sanatana Dharma should be imparted with the values of kindness, compassion, love, non-violence and humanitarian values in order to enhance the reputation of India.
The ABRSM passed resolutions demanding the state government implement the new National Education Policy-2020, special budget allocation for the improvement of infrastructure in higher educational institutions, revoke of the Contributory Pension Scheme, land procurement for Central Tribal University in Vizianagaram, Zonal transfers in the government degree colleges, 55,700 should be fixed as the minimum salary for the contract teachers working in the higher education sector, the release of the pending Dearness Allowance (DA) and release of Career Advancement Scheme notification.