what about our G.O
Teaching is known to be the noblest of all professions and the school and college teachers are considered to be holding the highest positions in the society as they build the foundation of the modern society.But do we, the contractual lecturers, fall in this respectable lot? Our everyday experiences at the colleges say "no". The commitment of a Contractual Lecturer to a college here in Kolkata is for Five hours everyday for five days a week which is same as that of a permanent lecturer. Apart from taking classes, we have to do all other duties such as invigilation during examinations, admission related work etc. But in return what do we get? A remuneration which causes people to laugh at us when they hear...Rs.4000/- to Rs.8,000/- which varies between colleges depending on their financial conditions; whereas the starting salary of a permanent lecturer is no less than Rs.23,000/-. When there is no disparity in terms of work load, why is there such a huge disparity in case of monetary reward? There is more to come.The remuneration we are paid is much less than what the Group D staffs are paid in the colleges.And the outcome is what is expected of them. They treat us as temporary staffs whom the colleges have hired probably to work under their instructions.They often make sarcastic remarks giving us suggestions that either we are wasting our education thus acquired with a lot of hard work all these years or we are not worth of getting a better opportunity. We have been turned into a laughing stock for everybody.Another piece of useful information I would like to share with the readers. The G.S. of the college is a member of Governing Body of the College. Quite naturally, he/she is well aware of our status and from him/her the information very easily passes on to the rest of the students.Now the students find it very difficult to show us the same respect as the permanent lecturers. At times, they even display through their actions, "better not meddle with our affairs being temporary in your place." Many of us including me, have nurtured this dream of becoming a teacher in our grown-up life.Dreaming to become a college lecturer was a step further and of course a dream framed in gold.When I got this opportunity, I was on the seventh heaven and felt I shall now pass on whatever I learnt from my respected and beloved teachers, to my students.I would try to inspire and encourage my students and make their learning experience a never ending enjoyment.But my hopes were shattered when I faced the truth. Sangita Bhattacharya
To-morrow, perhaps the future. The research on fatigueAnd the movements of packers; the gradual exploring of all theOctaves of radiation;To-morrow the enlarging of consciousness by diet and breathing.To-morrow the rediscovery of romantic love,the photographing of ravens; all the fun underLiberty's masterful shadow;To-morrow the hour of the pageant-master and the musician,The beautiful roar of the chorus under the dome;To-morrow the exchanging of tips on the breeding of terriers,The eager election of chairmenBy the sudden forest of hands. But to-day the struggle.To-morrow for the young the poets exploding like bombs,The walks by the lake, the weeks of perfect communion;To-morrow the bicycle racesThrough the suburbs on summer evenings. But to-day the struggle.To-day the deliberate increase in the chances of death,The consious acceptance of guilt in the necessary murder;To-day the expending of powersOn the flat ephemeral pamphlet and the boring meeting.To-day the makeshift consolations: the shared cigarette,The cards in the candlelit barn, and the scraping concert,The masculine jokes; to-day theFumbled and unsatisfactory embrace before hurting.The stars are dead. The animals will not look.We are left alone with our day, and the time is short, andHistory to the defeatedMay say Alas but cannot help nor pardon.
Please take some actions for the lecturers who are getting appointment from this academic session, July 2011. Colleges are appointing us as visiting faculties and giving remunerations on their own manner like Rs. 100 to Rs. 200 in different colleges. So hope that you will provide us the proper guidelines to be taken in this situation.