BAMCEF’s TEACHERS WING
Posted by newjournalist on October 11, 2008
BAMCEF TEACHERS WING
Need for Teachers Wing
BAMCEF has decided to organize Indian society under Phule Ambedkarite ideology. However it has its limitations to reach entire society as there are specific issues relating to each section of the society. It is therefore decided to have a focused approach to organize teachers under Phule Ambedkarite ideology to coordinate, nurture and promote teachers from Mulnivasi Samaj at all levels of education in order to make them conscious of their historical responsibility of establishing a democratic society. This is an extended arm of BAMCEF to organize teachers from elementary level to post-graduate level (Teachers, Lecturers and Professors) to foster their interests.
What is BAMCEF
Mulnivasi Bahujans (OBC, SC, ST & converted minorities from these sections) are the original inhabitants of India who have been the victims of the Brahmanical system. This inhuman system of social stratification, referred to as Caste system, was imposed as a result of Aryan invasion and the subsequent degradation of the Mulnivasi Bahujan Samaj. They have been graded and degraded into thousands of castes resulting in mutual contempt and hatred and thus were relegated to physical and mental slavery for thousands of years. The Arya brahmanical forces form a minority of the population but still hold the reins of power and command over resources in such a manner that the Mulnivasi people are economically exploited, culturally degraded and socially subjugated to work for them. In spite of fifty seven years of Constitutional provisions, brought in by the relentless struggles of our forefathers (the Phuley-Ambedkarite movement for social change), only a small section of Mulnivasi bahujan samaj acquired education and economic advancement, but are culturally treated as inferior members in the society. It was therefore decided to organize employees from SC, ST, OBC and converted minority under the banner of BAMCEF.
The goal of BAMCEF is to awaken and liberate the Mulnivasi Bahujan Samaj culturally from the hegemony of the brahmanical forces and establish an egalitarian society based on Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. BAMCEF has launched and is promoting a matrix of sister organizations to address educated employees among the Mulnivasi Bahujan Samaj, working in different fields.
Role of Education
Education plays an important role in the development of individual and human society. An educated person can distinguish what is good for him and good for society. He can guide the society to establish a society based on liberty, equality, fraternity and justice. However after 58 years of constitutional provisions we have failed to achieve the Constitutional objective to establish a society based on equality, liberty, fraternity and justice. It reflects on the type of education being imparted in our country and intellectual honesty of educated class.
India spends only 3.8% of GNP on Public education as against 7% by Canada. Even an underdeveloped country like Namibia spends 9.1% on public education. 46% population in India aged 15 years and above is illiterate as against 22% in China. Large numbers of children are engaged in labour works. 47% of 10 crores children enrolled in schools get dropped at primary school level itself. Rural literacy rate is 56% as against 80% in urban areas. There is a vast difference in quality of education between rural and urban areas. Female literacy rate in India is 48% as against 78.5% in Namibia and 79.5% in Indonesia, respectively. About a quarter of the population is yet to get access to primary school and only 6.8% of the population got access to higher education so far. About 21000 schools are still run by single teacher. There is a great lack of infrastructure. Student- teacher ratio is quite high. The expenditure on education, instead of rising, is dropped from 20% in 1995-96 to 18% in 2007-08.
Why this apathy towards education despite promises since 1969 that 6% GNP shall be spent on education? This is because large section of Mulnivasi Bahujan Samaj resides in rural India. The Brahminal forces which are controlling power through legislature, executive and judiciary do not want to implement the Constitutional duty of providing socio-economic justice to the deprived section of Mulnivasi Bahujan Samaj. With this background, it becomes clear that the role and responsibility of Teachers from Mulnivasi Bahujan Samaj is quite high. Wherever they are, they must discharge their duty sincerely and help Mulnivasi students with quality education.
Teachers and the society
The role and reach of teachers in any society cannot be under estimated as they educate and shape the thought process and behavior of generations of youth who play a prominent role in changing the destiny of the nation. It is not an exaggeration to say that teachers act as beacon lights of social change. Education system is the bedrock of the society. The quality of education sets the boundaries of what a society can do, and what its people, both individually and collectively can achieve. However many of the teachers coming from the Mulnivasi background are unaware of their actual cultural position due to lack of social education, which place them in the paradoxical situation of serving the goals of the enemy.
The brahmanical forces have been successful in negating the attempts of incorporating social change pedagogy in the curriculum and school culture. On the contrary they have been pushing ahead the pogrom of revival of so-called Vedic learning using modern science and technology. They are reimposing Brahmanical culture as infallible and divine on Mulnivasi Bahujan Samaj to maintain status quo.
Problems of Teachers in General
Teachers at all levels in general and school level teachers in particular, are over burdened as many posts are kept unfilled. Teachers at primary level are assigned government and other responsibilities relating to various schemes periodically. Therefore they are not in a position to devote to their work. However they are made responsibility for the poor performance of the students. The salary of teachers is invariably delayed. As a result they have to bear financial constraints which ultimately affect their family and therefore they are not in a position to concentrate on teaching. Although teaching is a noble profession and has nothing to do with the politics, entire academia has been politicized leading to affiliation of Teachers’ Associations to political organizations. Therefore, lot of politics is being played in transfers/postings of teachers. Sincere teachers are invariably victimized.
Problems of Mulnivasi Teaches
A Mulnivasi teacher enjoys relatively better status compared to an ordinary Mulnivasi person. However he is also subjected to subtle discrimination with regard to hiring of rental accommodation in villages as well as in some urban centers. They are reminded of their social position and avoid social intercourse with them. At associations level also Mulnivasi teachers are relegated to insignificant positions. Political connections and economic status plays a vital role in deciding leadership at each level in the Associations. The Mulnivasi teachers are invariably victimized in transfer/posting matters. Mulnivasi teachers hardly have any say over content of education. As the content of syllabi and the social reality mismatch, the Mulnivasi teachers often get confused and defocused. Furthermore, Mulnivasi teachers are assigned other responsibilities such as Wardens, In charge of mid-day meal scheme, administrative positions in colleges and universities which ultimately affect their performance in teaching. They are hardly encouraged in the research work.
The Mulnivasi teachers are in an unfortunate condition of being divided and spread out among several organizations with narrow and immediate goals without having a broad cultural perspective. The damage done due to this condition is two fold:
(1) Their energies have not been properly focused on the larger goal of cultural emancipation; they are unconsciously promoting the interests of their adversaries due to their ignorance.
(2) They are not in a position to realize that their own career problems like promotions, transfer etc., are due to the manipulation by the brahmanical forces. In fact, the insecurity and powerlessness among the Mulnivasi teachers is the result of the calculated Brahmanical design forcing them to undertake jobs like Contract Teachers, Vidya Volunteers, Contract Lecturers, Teaching Associates, Teaching Assistants etc. It is the result of the convergence of two enslaving forces- Capitalism and Brahminism.
They are not realizing that the root cause of all their problems lies in the brahmanical system, but are wasting their energy in fighting the problems arising out of the system. The situation can be remedied only by uniting the Mulnivasi teachers under the banner of BAMCEF Teachers Wing.
The Mulnivasi Identity
We have been organizing society under the banner of BAMCEF as SC, ST and OBC, which are the identities assigned by our adversaries in their own interest. These identities do not bring about emotional integrity amongst different components of organization. We were therefore in search of an identity which shall give us a sense of pride and bind us with an emotional integrity.
Mulnivasi identity is one such identity which not only binds us with emotional integrity and gives us sense of pride but also provides us with the powerful weapon to combat Brahminism. Mulnivasi identity draws a clear line of demarcation between indigenous people and Arya Brahmins. It is a homogenizing and unifying cultural force of the fragmented Mulnivasi people.
The present initiative
At this juncture, there is a need for a large body of intelligentsia which has the capacity of things and commitment to the cause and at the same time clear about the Brahminical strategy. The Mulnivasi teachers are the right section of the society to launch a cultural war against brahminism.
It has therefore been decided to organize teachers as separate wing of BAMCEF to harmonize and organize Mulnivasi teachers at all levels of education. The specific objective of BAMCEF Teachers Wing is to bring them under one umbrella, fix their goals, strengthen their base and use their strategic position as teachers of society as channels of propagation of Phule-Ambedkar ideology and undertake the problems of teachers at all levels with the respective Governments and if need be launch mass agitation.
It is imperative on the Teachers to realize their social responsibility and join this movement to establish a society with “One man – One value”.
Join BAMCEF Teachers Wing! Strengthen Phule-Ambedkarite Movement!!
Jai Bheem! Jai Mulnivasi!!
Yours in Phule-Ambedkarite Mission,
Dr. P. D. Satya Pal
BAMCEF Teachers Wing.
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