SPEECH OF DR. M. H. JAWAHIRULLAH, MLA of Manithaneya Makkal Katchi participating in the Tamilnadu Assembly debate on demands for grants for Higher Education stated the following.
(the speech was given in Tamil; here you find the translation of the Tamil Speech in English)
I also warmly welcome the gesture of the State government to issue 41 government orders to implement the 42 announcements made regarding Higher Education during last year. While appreciating the policy document on Higher education for boldly stating that during the 12 th Five year plan (2012- 2017) that Higher Education would be made available to the entire population I would also like to suggest some measures towards that goal.
In the Government Aided Colleges the teaching and non- teaching vacancies due to retirements, voluntary retirements and death of staff in service have not been filled up for a very long time. Hence I request the Government to fill the teaching and Non-teaching vacancies in Government Aided colleges.
(The Honourable Higher Education Minister intervenes and assures that 3120 teaching post and 1258 non teaching post would be filled)
The post of Assistant Professors of Urdu have not been filled for a very long time and hence I request the Government that posts of Assistant Professors of Urdu should be filled.
(The Honourable Higher Education Minister intervenes and assures that posts of Assistant Professors of Urdu will also be filled.)
The Non Salary Grant has not been sanctioned for Government Aided Colleges for the Past 15 years . I request the Government to sanction the Non salary grant to colleges that have completed Government Audit.
The minority educational institutions established under Article 30 of the Constitution should be provided with Minority Character Certificate without any difficulty.
(The Honourable Higher Education Minister intervened and assured that the procedure would be simplified and the Minority Character Certificate would have to be procured for five years rather than annually.)
I request the Government to implement reservations in Deemed Universities. At this juncture I should point out that when self-financed colleges were introduced in Tamil Nadu the then chief minister Dr. MGR insisted that there should be reservation in Self Finance Colleges which will enable the downtrodden students to get the benefit. Taking this as a role model the Government should introduce reservation for Backward Classes and Scheduled classes in Deemed Universities.
Honourable Chief Minister in 1996 while attending a Ifthar Function at SIET College (now Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College), Chennai made an announcement that Urdu academy would be formed to promote Urdu Language. As a result the Tamil Nadu State Urdu academy was established. But during the previous DMK regime not even a single meeting of Urdu academy was held. I request the Government to sanction an office with a permanent Registrar or Secretary and I also request the Government to sanction a one-time grant of Rs: 1 crore for Urdu Academy.
I request the government to consider establishing a Women's college in Ambur and also repair the dilapidated buildings of the Sethupathy Men's College in Ramanathapuram. I also request that the government should introduce B.A. English, Tamil,B.Sc (Chemistry) and M.A (Tamil) and M.com in Ramnathapuram Government Womens' college.
The Government should take strict action to ensure that Self-Financed Colleges Teaching and Non -Teaching staff are treated according to the Tamil Nadu Government Private Colleges Act 1977.
Moreover, the Government should also ensure that Free Laptops and other student welfare schemes are made available to the students of Self- Financed Colleges .
While I appreciate the novel features introduced by this government to improve the skills of the students I will request that the Government publish study books and resource books in Tamil through Tamil Nadu Text Book Corporation, as 70% of the students have their school education in Tamil Medium Schools and find it difficult to cope with higher education textbooks in English