GUWAHATI, June 29 - The State Government has acceded to the demand of the Assam College Librarians� Association (ACLA) to induct college librarians as ex-officio members of the governing bodies of their respective colleges.
In a statement here today, the ACLA said the Higher Education Department in a circular (No. AHE 812/2017/28) yesterday accepted the above demand. Besides, the department issued another circular (No. AHE 812/2017/29) acceding to two other demands of the ACLA � for treating college librarians as non-vocational academic staff of their respective colleges and to include them in committees meant for development / construction of their college libraries.
ACLA general secretary Dr Prasanta Kumar Deka thanked Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya and his predecessor Himanta Biswa Sarma for recognising the professional sentiments of college librarians with generosity and respect.
Deka said this positive step will pave the way for amelioration of the academic ambience of the provincialised colleges of Assam by ensuring proper execution of activities such as implementation of digital library projects, construction of library buildings, preparing college library budgets, Rashtriya Uchchattar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) fund for the college libraries etc.