Thursday, September 18, 2008

UGC Committee to recommend very decent pay scale for teachers

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.

5 comments:

Professor A. Vaishampayan, UGC Career Awardee said...

I do agree with the extremely genuine demand from the DUTA and FEDCUTA to first redress the sharp anomaly of the arbitrary UGC orders under the 5th Pay Commission to allow promotion to Central University Teachers from an unreasoned date of 27.07.1998, despite the implementation of the whole 5th pay package from 01.01.1996. This order spoiled the professional career of all those university teachers who were already eligible for promotion on or before 01.01.1996, as per UGC criteria, and faced tough screening and selection process but still got the promotion with effect from not earlier than 27.07.1998 without any rhyme and reason. This way the highest qualified community was befooled by the highest education grants commission of India under flimsy bureaucratic orders.
After the due justice to the sufferers, as above, their redressed salary arriving at on 01.01.2006 may please be considered for fixation under the new UGC pay scale to be announced under the Sixth Pay guidelines and recommendations from the Hon’ble Professor Chaddha Commission.
It is important to tender the request that the Teachers who served as a Professor for at least five years or above, may please be given at least three extra increments over and above the one recommended to be fixed as per Central Govt. Gazette Notification on Pay Fixation Formula, dated 30.08.2008 under the 6th Pay Commission within the frame work (pay scale) of a Professor awaited from the UGC; coupled with allowing a Selection/Super Selection Grade to the Professors with 10 years of continuous service in a Central University. This will be the minimum courtesy from the MHRD to honour this highest literate position under the Govt. of India who builds up and shapes the able human resources through this noble profession to carefully and graciously command different spheres of the whole nation.
Further, I do agree with Professor Chaddha that teachers’ periodical appraisal and emphasis on the maintenance of discipline, morality and sense of integrity should be the part and parcel of the new pay package.

Deepak said...

From Prof J.P.Lal
Ex. Sr. Vice President
Teachers' Association BHU Varanasi
comments:
I wish to draw the attention of Prof. Chaddha committee on the genuine demand of the DUTA and FEDCUTA to first readdress the sharp anomaly of the arbitrary UGC orders under the 5th Pay Commission to allow promotion to Central University Teachers from an unreasoned date of 27.07.1998, despite the implementation of the whole 5th pay package from 01.01.1996. This order spoiled the professional career of all those university teachers who were already eligible for promotion on or before 01.01.1996, as per UGC criteria, and faced tough screening and selection process but still got the promotion with effect from not earlier than 27.07.1998 without any rhyme and reason. This way the highest qualified community was befooled by the highest educational grants commission of India under flimsy bureaucratic orders.
After the due justice to the sufferers, as above, their redressed salary should be decided from their date of eligibility (not 27. 07. 1998, an arbitrary date decided by 5th Pay Commission). I urge with the Chairman of the 6th Pay Commission of Prof. Chaddha to consider the date of eligibility and suggest necessary provisions while fixing on 01.01.2006.
It is important to tender the request that the Teachers who served as a Professor for at least five years or above, may please be given at least three extra increments over and above the one recommended to be fixed as per Central Govt. Gazette Notification on Pay Fixation Formula, dated 30.08.2008 under the 6th Pay Commission within the frame work (pay scale) of a Professor awaited from the UGC; coupled with allowing a Selection/Super Selection Grade to the Professors with 10 years of continuous service in a Central University. This will be the minimum courtesy from the MHRD to honour this highest literate position under the Govt. of India who builds up and shapes the able human resources through this noble profession to carefully and graciously command different spheres of the whole nation.
Further, I do agree with Professor Chaddha that teachers’ periodical appraisal and emphasis on the maintenance of discipline, morality and sense of integrity should be the part and parcel of the new pay package.

SREENU- STAT- JB- KAVALI said...

Hello Sir,

Here you can find the FULL UGC PRC REPORT of Prof.Chadda in the followong link ........
http://www.indiaedunews.net/PRC_HRD.pdf

Anujkumar said...

Yes I agree with the quick release and implementation of 6 Pay Commission for the teachers beacuse 6CPC has already been implemented for the other workers of GOI.But I have something to ask Prof.Chaddha who is headng the Techaers Pay Commission that why are only designated teachers getting the facilities and, why are not others in the equivalent positions and ranks with good academic standing and requisite
qualification not getting the same honour and previlege as those of faculty members.Persoons not designated officially as faculty members but they have been teaching students for long years in a centrally funded institute out of them almost all have come up from the technical category.At present many of them are on the verge of retirement.Their functional activities are similiar to those of the so-called faculty members.Even this category of employees serve the other institute/s or universities occasionally as guest speakers with the kind permission of the administration.They have been used by the unit heads/divisional heads for teaching students due to shortage of faculty memmbers for long years and this practice has been a long tradition to this institute. Despite on their request the administration along with the faculty did not look after them for offering them designated positions of lecturers, readers or professors.They are getting retired at 60 where those who are absolutely different from them i.e. whose functions are not related to teaching and research they are availing of 62 years as age of retirement. In this way these efficient personnel are getting deprived from getting various facilities offered by GOI and UGC.They are really getting exploited.
In this context, may I request to Prof. Chaddha to look into the matter so that these personnel can be properly utilised with honour.

AP.ADCLA said...

MHRD Notifications Reg.:Sixth Central Pay Commission for Administrative Officers/Teachers and Equivalent Cadres in Universities and Colleges-Released on 31-12-2008
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Sixth Central Pay Commission for Administrative Officers/Teachers and Equivalent Cadres in Universities and Colleges.
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No.1-32/2006-U.II/U.I(!)
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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
New Delhi,
dated the 31St December, 2008
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