GUWAHATI, June 4 � The Qualified College Employees Association has called upon the State government to provide �special treatment� with regard to 24 colleges whose process of provincialisation has slowed down.
The Association said that the Education department had on March 5, 2012 announced names of 158 colleges district-wise �to be qualified for provincialisation considering their affiliation session prior to 2006 as the criteria of eligibility following Assam Venture Institution Provincialisation Act, 2011.�
�But in succeeding period this condition of eligibility has been changed to �concurrence prior to 2006� because of the pressure of some colleges where three groups of 77 colleges, 57 colleges and 24 colleges have been formed in chronology to concurrence date. The provincialisation processes of 77 and 57 colleges have already been completed,� the association said in a statement.
It added, �But the progress of provincialisation of the other 24 colleges has been somewhat slowed down although published in the website as qualified.�
The association termed the issue as serious and one of uncertainty and insecurity for these 24 colleges and said that there is a need for �special treatment in this regard from the part of the Education Minister.�