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Appeal for Funds: Aided Sector Reservation Agitation Council, Kerala

Appeal for Funds: Aided Sector Reservation Agitation Council, Kerala

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Fund Appeal from AIDED MEKHALA SAMVARANA PRAKSHOBHA SAMITHI (Aided Sector Reservation Agitation Council) Convenor O.P Raveendran

The Aided Mekhala Samvarana Prakshobha Samithi in Kerala has been spearheading various agitations against the one and half century old practice of paying the aided college teachers from the government treasury and to ensure reservation therein for equal opportunity and social justice. The legal battle for implementing reservation as per UGC norms is on for the last 7 years. Though we got a favourable judgement in the year 2015, on the appeal made by SN Trust and NSS we had a setback in the form of a uncostitutional judgement by the division bench of High Court in Dec 22nd, 2017.

As the government has now proclaimed that it would go to the Supreme Court for implementing social justice, it has become imperative for us to approach the Supreme Court for putting foward arguments in favour of the case. For that we need to urgently get 15 lakh rupees. In this context, we request all believers of democracy to donate generously for the cause of ensuring social justice. The total number of staff employed by the Kerala government is 5,11,486. In 2015-16, 200000 (two lakhs) of them, ie. 39 % are in the aided sector. The total number of SC/ST staff is only 584.

Though the government pays the salaries and pensions of the staff in the aided sector, till date appointments are not made on the basis of reservation. Therefore the SC/ST candidates stand to lose nearly 20,000 posts in this sector. The Samithi has also decided to start a mass protest demanding reservation in the aided sector along with creation of new laws for leaving the appointments to PSC.

We request you to support us in this endeavour. Our account details as follows.
Branch:Kozhikode main.


[Via Nidhin Sowjanya]