New Delhi, Sept. 7, 2008: To most of the university teachers the question haunting them is that when they will get pay hike on the lines of 6th Pay Commission recommendations. Though central government employees are set to get their hiked salary from this month the university teachers may well have to wait a bit longer.
University teachers were hoping that they too would get similar hikes as recommended by the sixth pay commission. Around 5.5 million central government employees have got around 25 percent pay hikes besides hefty increment in allowance and other facilities.Several state governments including Uttar Hradesh, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Uttrakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh have announced to form committees to implement the sixth commission recommendations in their respective state.The UGC Pay panel review committee headed by GK Chadha has said that the committee has not completed its study. The message was recently conveyed to the HRD minister Arjun Singh who grudgingly approved an extension in the committee’s tenure.The committee has been asked toreview implementation of the previous decision of the government/UGC under scheme of revision of pay scales approved for university and college teachers, librarians, physical education personnel and other academic staff.To evaluate extent to which earlier recommendations in relation to qualifications, service conditions and pay-scales have been implemented.Toexamine the present structure of emoluments and conditions of service... and suggest revision in the structure, taking into account the minimum qualifications, career advancement opportunities and total packet of benefits available to them (such as superannuation benefits, medical, housing facilities, etc)