In order to review the recommendations made by the UGC regarding salaries of university and college teachers in line with the Seventh Pay Commission, a committee has been appointed by the HRD Ministry.
Prakash Javadekar, Union HRD Minister, informed that the committee has submitted its report. The report will be studied by a team led by Higher Education Secretary, the Minister added. The reviewing committee will comprise officials from the Finance Ministry and other important departments. The final report of the committee will be presented to the Cabinet.
The UGC pay review committee has 5 members and is headed by VS Chauhan. Find out all about the recommendations made by the committee.
Following are the recommendations made by the UGC pay review committee:
- Earlier this year, the committee had recommended a 20% hike in the salaries paid to college and university teachers.
- The committee also added that universities should stop hiring ad-hoc and temporary faculties.
- It further suggested that promotion of teachers should be performance based and that universities should focus on research.
- The panel had also added that new salaries should be paid with retrospective effect from January 2016.
- No recommendation was made regarding the retirement age i.e. 65.
Furthermore, the committee added that a teacher's starting package will be increased by a multiplier of 2.72. This multiplier will be applied to the basic salary and academic grade pay (AGP).
Check out the impact of the seventh pay commission on salaries of college teachers:
|Post||Current Starting Package||Proposed Package|
|Professor||Rs. 1,23,000||Rs. 1,44,000|
|Assistant Professor||Rs. 50,000||Rs. 59,000|
|Associate Professor||Rs. 1,07,000||Rs. 1,26,000|
Teachers of different colleges had approached the HRD Ministry to seek answers regarding the delay in the implementation of seventh pay commission. The HRD Ministry is hurrying with the process as the teachers' associations of various universities are threatening to strike against the delay.