Andhra Pradesh has seen a serious movement by the government lecturers of degree colleges to launch an agitation against the YSRCP state government from November 23, Monday demanding an immediate decision on the matter of their transfers. The lecturers have made several representations and filed requests concerning the matter with the AP Education Minister, Adimulapu Suresh, and other officials but the lecturers have received no positive response.
The Government Degree Colleges Gazetted Teachers Association (GCGTA-AP) and the Government Colleges Teachers Association (GCTA), the prime frontal organizations have formed a Joint Action Committee (JAC), this committee would be the principal body spearheading the agitation. Reports suggest that the teachers would be sporting black badges as a sign of protest during the agitation.
JAC has already filed their requests with the state Education Minister and other high ranking officials from the Education department. The teachers’ bodies stated that they are left with no other option than beginning an agitation. The JAC leaders have also added that the government teachers would not participate in any of the additional duties till the government agrees to their demands.
As per the JAC leaders, the government lecturers are doing everything possible by conducting regular online classes, effectively using the technology to ease the difficulty of students, conducting regular examinations, and so on. Yet, the Education Department has issued an order to control and regulate lecturers from taking casual leaves. The JAC leaders have also mentioned that they feel cornered by the state government and the concerned department that has issued a government order against the long-standing demands of the teachers in the government-run institutions and has ignored their requests for transfers.