Some members of West Bengal Govt. College Teachers’ Association consistently opposed its highly undemocratic functioning. The leadership displayed utter unwillingness to launch movements towards the cause of education and protection of the interest of Govt. college teachers. It considered the State Govt. as ‘friend’, lavished benefits and various undue advantages to those who were close to the leadership, cast aspersions on the critics of the leadership, maligned them in various ways and influenced the Govt. to transfer them unjustifiably to disadvantageous places. Being unsuccessful to change the situation, some honest teachers decided to form a new Association with a view to launch movements in the interest of education in general and Govt. college teachers in particular. As a result, All Bengal State Govt. College Teachers’ Association was formed at a convention held on the 15th January, 1984 at the Tripura Hitasadhini Hall, Kolkata . Some instances of the undemocratic functioning of the leadership are mentioned below.
It is a matter of responsibility that our Association has put confidence on me to jointly steer the Association in a candid and transparent manner as has been categorically declared in our constitution ... To fight against all kinds of victimization, intimidation, discrimination and undemocratic restrictions (Clause C).