The University Grants Commission constituted Committee to review the pay scales and other issues of service and working conditions of university and college teachers in the country has assured to provide the teachers a very decent deal. Prof G K Chadha, Chairman UGC Pay Review Committee said that it was deliberating on issues connected with higher education in a socio-economic and cultural milieu qualitatively so much different from what it was a decade ago, particularly in view of the demands of new global challenges in the higher education sector especially at the level of college education. He asserted that the committee would provide the best for the teaching profession vis--vis corporate sector and civil services.
He assured that the committee would provide recommendation which would encourage the best talent to join teaching profession, provide them incentives and pay scales parity with civil services and also remove anamolies of the last pay commission.
The committee is fully conscious of the criticality of time for the report to reach its final destination so that teachers should get pay scales and improved working conditions soon. The Committee was appointed by UGC in the larger context of the VI Central Pay Commission appointed by the Government for recommending the revised scales of pay for central government employees.