ABVP office-bearers yet to get rights in written: Satendra Patwa

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Feb 2018 10:32:03


Staff Reporter

“State Government permitted for student union elections after constant protest and demands of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) after 6 years but yet to give any rights or responsibilities to the ABVP office-bearers in written. On one the State Government talks about strengthening democratic system, but when the office-bearers of student union elected with the same democratic system, it becomes reluctant to provide them their basic rights and needs. This differentiation adopted by the government between the public representatives and student representatives, both of whom are elected candidates, shows it's dual mentality”, said Satendra Patwa, Regional Secretary, Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Mahakoushal region.

Patwa was addressing a press conference called on Monday after the successful 50th Golden Jubilee Convention of ABVP held at Kachnar Club few days back.
Patwa said that three proposals were approved during the 50th Golden Jubilee Regional Convention. The proposals comprised of present academic scenario in Madhya Pradesh, in which the ABVP demanded the government to improve the status of NAAC grading, academic affairs and research along with fulfilling the vacant seats of college principals and professors. They demanded for Centralized Placement in the universities and a separate university for skill-based education. As out of 9377 posts allotted for professor and assistant professors in the State, around 4364 are vacant. Number of technical colleges should be increased in the state. Patwa said that the ABVP's second proposal was concerned with the role of student union and demanded for appropriate offices for the office-bearers, budget allotment for development works to be conducted in the universities and colleges and presences of office-bearers in the meetings of universities' executive committee and colleges' janbhagidari samiti. Tabling it's third proposal, the ABVP demanded the government to appoint the guest faculties for three years with minimum honorarium of at least Rs 2,5000.
The conference was also addressed by Vijay Atwal, regional organisation secretary, Mahakoushal region.