Friday, January 2, 2009

MHRD NOTIFICATION ON PAY REVISION

No.1-32/2006-U.II/U.I(i)
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education

New Delhi, dated the 31st December, 2008

To

The Secretary,
University Grants Commission
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
New Delhi – 110 002.





Subject:- Scheme of revision of pay of teachers and equivalent cadres in universities and colleges following the revision of pay scales of Central Government employees on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.



Sir,

I am directed to say that the Government of India have decided, after taking into consideration the recommendations made by the University Grants Commission (UGC) based on the decisions taken at the meeting of the Commission held on 7-8 October 2008, to revise the pay scales of teachers in the Central Universities. The revision of pay scales of teachers shall be subject to various provisions of the Scheme of revision of pay scales as contained in this letter, and Regulations to be framed by the UGC in this behalf in accordance with the Scheme given below. The revised pay scales and other provisions of the Scheme are as under:-

1. General

(i) There shall be only three designations in respect of teachers in universities and colleges, namely, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors. However, there shall be no change in the present designation in respect of Library and Physical Education Personnel at various levels.

(ii) No one shall be eligible to be appointed, promoted or designated as Professor, unless he or she possesses a Ph.D. and satisfies other academic conditions, as laid down by the University Grants Commission (UGC) from time to time. This shall, however, not affect those who are already designated as ‘Professor’.

(iii) The pay of teachers and equivalent positions in Universities and Colleges shall be fixed according to their designations in two pay bands of Rs. 15600-39100 and Rs. 37400-67000 with appropriate “Academic Grade Pay” (AGP in short). Each Pay Band shall have different stages of Academic Grade Pay which shall ensure that teachers and other equivalent cadres covered under this Scheme, subject to other conditions of eligibility being satisfied, have multiple opportunities for upward movement during their career.

(iv) Posts of Professors shall be created in under-graduate (UG) colleges as well as in post-graduate (PG) colleges. The number of posts of Professors in a UG College shall be equivalent to 10 percent of the number of posts of Associate Professors in that College. There shall be as many posts of Professors in each PG College as the number of Departments in that College. No new Departments shall be created in UG or PG Colleges without prior approval of the UGC.

(v) Up to 10% of the posts of Professors in universities shall be in the higher Academic Grade Pay of Rs. 12000 with eligibility conditions to be prescribed by the UGC.

(vi) National Eligibility Test (NET) shall be compulsory for appointment at the entry level of Assistant Professor, subject to the exemptions to the degree of Ph.D. in respect of those persons obtaining the award through a process of registration, course-work and external evaluation, as have been/ or may be laid down by the UGC through its regulations, and so adopted by the University. NET shall not be required for such Masters’ programmes in disciplines for which there is no NET.

2. Revised Pay Scales, Service conditions and Career Advancement Scheme for teachers and equivalent positions:

The pay structure for different categories of teachers and equivalent positions shall be as indicated below:-

(a) Assistant Professor/Associate Professors/Professors in Colleges & Universities

(i) Persons entering the teaching profession in Universities and Colleges shall be designated as Assistant Professors and shall be placed in the Pay Band of Rs.15600-39100 with AGP of Rs.6000. Lecturers already in service in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 8000-13500, shall be re-designated as Assistant Professors with the said AGP of Rs. 6000.

(ii) An Assistant Professor with completed service of 4 years, possessing Ph.D Degree in the relevant discipline shall be eligible, for moving up to AGP of Rs. 7000.

(iii) Assistant Professors possessing M.Phil degree or post-graduate degree in professional courses approved by the relevant Statutory Body, such as LL.M/M.Tech etc. shall be eligible for the AGP of Rs. 7,000 after completion of 5 years service as Assistant Professor.

(iv) Assistant Professors who do not have Ph.D or M.Phil or a Master’s degree in the relevant Professional course shall be eligible for the AGP of Rs. 7,000 only after completion of 6 years’ service as Assistant Professor.

(v) The upward movement from AGP of Rs. 6000 to AGP of Rs. 7000 for all Assistant Professors shall be subject to their satisfying other conditions as laid down by the UGC.

(vi) The pay of the incumbents to the posts of Lecturer (senior scale) (i.e. the un-revised scale of Rs. 10,000-15200) shall be re-designated as Assistant Professor, and shall be fixed at the appropriate stage in Pay Band of Rs.15600-39100 based on their present pay, with AGP of Rs. 7000.

(vii) Assistant Professors with completed service of 5 years at the AGP of Rs. 7000 shall be eligible, subject to other requirements laid down by the UGC, to move up to the AGP of Rs. 8000.

(viii) Posts of Associate Professor shall be in the Pay Band of Rs.37400-67000, with AGP of Rs.9000. Directly recruited Associate Professors shall be placed in the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 with an AGP of Rs. 9000, at the appropriate stage in the Pay Band in terms of the conditions of appointment.

(ix) Incumbent Readers and Lecturers (Selection Grade) who have completed 3 years in the current pay scale of Rs. 12000-18300 on 1.1.2006 shall be placed in Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 with AGP Pay of Rs. 9000 and shall be re-designated as Associate Professor.

(x) Incumbent Readers and Lecturers (Selection Grade) who had not completed three years in the pay scale of Rs. 12000-18300 on 1.1.2006 shall be placed at the appropriate stage in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 with AGP of Rs. 8000 till they complete 3 years of service in the grade of Lecturer (Selection Grade)/Reader, and thereafter shall be placed in the higher Pay Band of Rs.37400-67000 and accordingly re-designated as Associate Professor.

(xi) Readers/ Lecturers (Selection Grade) in service at present shall continue to be designated as Lecturer (Selection Grade) or Readers, as the case may be, until they are placed in the Pay Band of Rs. 37,400-67000 and re-designated as Associate Professor in the manner described in (x) above.

(xii) Assistant Professors completing 3 years of teaching in the AGP of Rs. 8000 shall be eligible, subject to other conditions, that may be prescribed by the UGC and the university, to move to the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 with AGP of Rs. 9000 and to be designated as Associate Professor.

(xiii) Associate Professor completing 3 years of service in the AGP of Rs. 9000 and possessing a Ph.D.degree in the relevant discipline shall be eligible to be appointed and designated as Professor, subject to other conditions of academic performance as laid down by the UGC and if any by the university. No teacher other than those with a Ph.D. shall be promoted, appointed or designated as Professor. The Pay Band for the post of Professors shall be Rs.37400-67000 with AGP of Rs. 10000.

(xiv) The pay of a directly recruited Professor shall be fixed at a stage not below Rs. 43000 in the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000, with the applicable AGP of Rs. 10000.

(xv) Ten percent of the posts of Professors in a university shall be in the higher AGP of Rs. 12000, however, teachers appointed to the posts shall continue to be designated as Professor. Eligibility for appointment as a Professor in the higher Academic Grade Pay shall be as may be laid down by the UGC, and such eligibility conditions shall, inter alia, include publications in peer reviewed/ refereed Research Journals, and the requirement of at least 10 years of teaching as Professor and post-doctoral work of a high standard. No person appointed directly as Professor in the AGP of Rs. 12000 shall be fixed at a stage less than Rs. 48000 along with the AGP.

(xvi) For initial direct recruitment at the level of Associate Professors and Professors, the eligibility conditions in respect of academic and research requirements shall be as may be or have been prescribed by the UGC through Regulations and as may be laid down by the university.

(xvii) Discretionary award of advance increments for those who enter the profession as Associate Professors or Professors with higher merit, high number of research publications and experience at the appropriate level, shall be within the competence of the appropriate authority of the concerned University or recruiting institution while negotiating with individual candidates in the context of the merits of each case, taking into account the pay structure of other teachers in the faculty and other specific factors.

(b) Professors in Under Graduate and Post Graduate Colleges:

(xviii) Ten percent of the number of sanctioned posts of Associate Professor in an Under Graduate College shall be that of Professors and shall be subject to the same criterion for selection/ appointment as that of Professors in Universities, provided that there shall not be more than one post of Professor in each Department; and provided further that One-fourth (25%) of the posts of Professor in UG Colleges shall be directly recruited or filled on deputation by eligible teachers and the remaining three-fourths (75%) of posts of Professors shall be filled by merit promotion from among eligible Associate Professors of the relevant department of the Under Graduate College. Identification of posts of Professor in an Under Graduate College for being filled through direct recruitment/deputation shall be within the competence of the University acting in consultation with the College. Where the number of posts of Professor worked out as a percentage of the number of posts of Associate Professor for merit promotion or direct recruitment/ deputation is not an integer, the same shall be rounded off to the next higher integer.

(xix) There shall be one post of Professor in each Department of a Post Graduate College and shall be subject to the same criterion for selection/ appointment as that of Professors in Universities, provided that One-fourth (25%) of the posts of Professor shall be filled on deputation/direct recruitment from among eligible teachers and the remaining three-fourths (75%) of posts shall be filled through merit promotion from among the eligible Associate Professors in the relevant department of the Post Graduate College. Identification of posts of Professor in a Post Graduate College for being filled through direct recruitment/deputation shall be within the competence of the University acting in consultation with the College. Where the number of posts of professor for merit promotion or direct recruitment/ deputation worked out as a percentage of the total number of posts in a Post Graduate College is not an integer, the same shall be rounded off to the next higher integer. The UGC shall issue separate guidelines to ensure availability of minimum standards of academic infrastructure (library, research facilities etc.) for starting Post Graduate Courses in Colleges.

3. Pay Scales of Pro-Vice Chancellor/Vice Chancellor of Universities:

(i) Pro-Vice-Chancellor

The posts of Pro-Vice Chancellor shall be in the Pay Band of Rs.37400-67000 with AGP of Rs. 10000 or Rs. 12000, as the case may be, along with a Special Allowance of Rs.4000 per month, subject to the condition that the sum total of pay in the Pay Band, the Academic Grade Pay and the Special Allowance shall not exceed Rs. 80,000.

(ii) Vice Chancellor

The posts of Vice Chancellor shall carry a fixed pay of Rs. 75000 along with a Special Allowance of Rs. 5000 per month.

4. Pay Scales of Principals in Colleges:

(i) Principal of Under Graduate Colleges

Appointments to the posts of Principal in Under Graduate Colleges shall be based on the conditions of eligibility in respect of educational qualifications and teaching/research experience laid down by the University Grants Commission and if any by the university from time to time. The posts of Principal in Under Graduate Colleges shall be in the Pay Band of Rs.37400-67000 with AGP of Rs.10000, plus a Special Allowance of Rs. 2000 per month. All Principals in service shall be appropriately fixed in the Pay Band with the AGP of Rs. 10000.

(ii) Principal of Post Graduate Colleges

Appointments to the posts of Principal in Post Graduate Colleges shall be based on the conditions of eligibility in respect of educational qualifications and teaching/research experience laid down by the University Grants Commission and if any by the university from time to time. Posts of Principal in Post Graduate Colleges shall also be in the Pay Band of Rs.37400-67000 with AGP of Rs.10,000, plus a Special Allowance of Rs. 3000 per month. All Principals in service shall be appropriately fixed in the Pay Band with the AGP of Rs. 10000.

5. Pay Scales and Career Advancement Scheme for Librarians etc:

(a) Assistant Librarian/ College Librarian:

(i) Assistant Librarian/ College Librarian in the pre-revised scale of pay of Rs. 8000-13500 shall be placed in the Pay Band of Rs.15600-39100 with AGP of Rs. 6000.

(ii) All existing conditions of eligibility and academic qualifications laid down by the UGC shall continue to be applicable for direct recruitment of Assistant Librarian/ College Librarian.

(b) Assistant Librarian (Sr. Scale)/ College Librarian (Sr.Scale)

(i) The posts of Assistant Librarian (Sr. Scale)/ College Librarian (Sr.Scale) in the pre-revised scale of pay of Rs. 10000-15200 shall be placed in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 with AGP of Rs.7000.

(ii) Assistant Librarian/ College Librarian possessing Ph.D. in Library Science at the entry level, after completing service of 4 years in the AGP of Rs.6000, and if otherwise eligible as per guidelines laid down by the UGC shall be eligible for the higher AGP of Rs. 7000 with in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100.

(iii) Assistant Librarian/ College Librarian not possessing Ph.D. but only M.Phil in Library Science at the entry level after completing service of 5 years in the AGP of Rs. 6000, if otherwise eligible as per guidelines laid down by the UGC, shall become eligible for the higher AGP of Rs. 7000.

(iv) After completing service of 6 years in the AGP of Rs. 6000 Assistant Librarian/ College Librarian without the relevant Ph.D. and M.Phil shall, if otherwise eligible as per guidelines laid down by the UGC and if any by the university, move to the higher AGP of Rs. 7000.

(v) The pay of the existing Assistant Librarian (Sr. Scale)/ College Librarian (Sr.Scale) in the pre-revised scale of pay of Rs. 10000-15200 shall be fixed in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 with AGP of Rs. 7000. at an appropriate stage based on their present pay,

(c) Deputy Librarian/ Assistant Librarian (Selection Grade)/College Librarian (Selection Grade)

(i) Deputy Librarians who are directly recruited at present shall be placed in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 with AGP of Rs. 8000 initially at the time of recruitment.

(ii) On completion of service of 5 years, Assistant Librarian (Sr.Scale)/ College Librarian (Senior Scale) shall be eligible for the post of Deputy Librarian/ equivalent posts in Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100, with Academic Grade Pay of Rs.8,000, subject to their fulfilling other conditions of eligibility (such as Ph.D. degree or equivalent published work etc. for Deputy Librarian) as laid down by the UGC. They shall be designated as Deputy Librarian/ Assistant Librarian (Selection Grade)/ College Librarian (Selection Grade), as the case may be.

(iii) The existing process of selection by a Selection Committee shall continue in respect of promotion to the post of Deputy Librarian and their equivalent positions.

(iv) After completing 3 years in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 with an AGP of Rs. 8000, Deputy Librarians/ equivalent positions shall move to the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 and AGP of Rs. 9000, subject to fulfilling other conditions of eligibility laid down by the UGC and if any by the university.

(v) Assistant Librarians ( Senior Scale) in universities/ College Librarians (Senior Scale) in the AGP of Rs.7000 not possessing Ph.D. in Library Science or equivalent published work but who fulfill other criteria prescribed by the UGC and if any by the university, shall also be eligible for being placed in the AGP of Rs. 8000.

(vi) Incumbents to the posts of Deputy Librarian/ Assistant Librarian (Selection Grade)/College Librarian (Selection Grade) who have completed three years in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 12000-18300 on 1.1.2006 shall be fixed at an appropriate stage in the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 with an AGP of Rs. 9000. They shall continue to be designated as Deputy Librarian/ Assistant Librarian (Selection Grade)/College Librarian (Selection Grade)

(vii) Incumbents to the posts of Deputy Librarian/ Assistant Librarian (Selection Grade)/College Librarian (Selection Grade) who have not completed the requirement of three years in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 12000-18300, for being eligible to be placed in the higher Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000, shall be placed at an appropriate stage with Academic Grade Pay of Rs.8000 till they complete three years of service as Deputy Librarian/ Assistant Librarian (Selection Grade)/ College Librarian (Selection Grade).

(viii) Pay in regard to the directly recruited Deputy Librarians shall be initially fixed in Pay Band Rs. 15600-39100 with AGP of Rs. 8000. They shall move to the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 with AGP of Rs. 9000 after completing three years of service in the AGP of Rs. 8000.

(ix) The existing conditions of eligibility and academic qualifications prescribed by the UGC shall continue to be applicable for direct recruitment to the post of Deputy Librarian.

(d) Librarian (University)

(i) The post of Librarian shall be in the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 with the Academic Grade Pay of Rs. 10000.

(ii) The existing conditions of eligibility and academic qualifications prescribed by the UGC shall continue to be applicable for appointment to the post of Librarian (University).

(iii) Deputy Librarian completing service of three years in the AGP of Rs. 9000 and otherwise eligible as per conditions prescribed by the UGC and if any by the university, shall also be eligible to be considered for appointment to the post of Librarian through open recruitment.

(iv) Incumbent Librarian (University) shall be placed at the appropriate stage as per the ‘fixation formula’ of the 6th CPC in the Pay Band of Rs. 3740-67000 with AGP of Rs. 10000.



6. Pay Scales and Career Advancement Scheme for Physical Education Personnel:

(a) Assistant Director of Physical Education( Assistant DPE)/ College Director of Physical Education (College DPE)

(i) The Assistant Director of Physical Education/ College DPE in the pre-revised pays scale of Rs. 8000-13500 shall be placed in the Pay Band of Rs.15600-39100 with AGP of Rs. 6000.

(ii) Pay of incumbent Assistant Directors of Physical Education/ College DPE shall be fixed at an appropriate stage in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 with an AGP of Rs. 6000, in accordance with the ‘fixation formula’ of the 6th CPC.

(iii) All existing conditions of eligibility and academic qualifications laid down by the UGC shall continue to be applicable for direct recruitment of Assistant Director of Physical Education/College DPE.

(b) Assistant Director of Physical Education (Senior Scale)/ College DPE ( Senior Scale)

(i) Assistant Directors of Physical Education (Senior Scale)/ College DPE (Senior Scale) in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 10000-15200 shall be placed in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 with AGP of Rs. 7000.

(ii) Assistant Directors of Physical Education (Senior Scale)/ College DPE (Senior Scale) possessing Ph.D. in Physical Education at the entry level of Assistant DPE/ College DPE in the AGP of Rs. 6000 shall, after completing service of four years in the AGP of Rs.6000, and if otherwise eligible as per guidelines prescribed by the UGC and if any by the university, move to higher AGP of Rs. 7000 in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100.

(iii) Assistant Directors of Physical Education (Senior Scale)/ College DPE (Senior Scale) possessing M.Phil in Physical Education at the entry level of Assistant DPE/ College DPE in the AGP of Rs. 6000 shall, after completing service of five years in the AGP of Rs. 6000, be eligible for the higher AGP of Rs. 7000.

(iv) Assistant Directors of Physical Education/ College DPEs without the relevant Ph.D. and M.Phil shall, after completing service of six years as Assistant Director of Physical Education/College DPE in the AGP of Rs. 6000, and if otherwise eligible as per guidelines prescribed by the UGC and if any by the university, be eligible for being placed in the AGP of Rs. 7000.

(v) Pay of incumbent Assistant Directors of Physical Education (Senior Scale)/ College DPE (Senior Scale) shall be fixed in Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 at an appropriate stage in the AGP of Rs. 7000, as per the ‘fixation formula’ of the 6th CPC.

(c) Deputy Director of Physical Education/ Assistant Director of Physical Education (Selection Grade)/ College Director of Physical Education (Selection Grade)

(i) After completing service of five years in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 with the AGP of Rs. 7000 and subject to satisfying other eligibility conditions laid down by the UGC and if any by the university, Assistant Director of Physical Education (Senior Scale)/ College DPE (Senior Scale) shall move to AGP of Rs. 8000 in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100. They shall be designated as Deputy Director of Physical Education/ Assistant DPE (Selection Grade)/ College DPE (Selection Grade), as the case may be.

(ii) After completing service of three years in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 and the AGP of Rs. 8000 and subject to eligibility laid down by the UGC and if any by the university, Deputy DPE/ Assistant DPE (Selection Grade)/ College DPE (Selection Grade) shall move to the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 with the AGP of Rs. 9000. They shall continue to be designated as Deputy DPE/ Assistant DPE (Selection Grade)/ College DPE (Selection Grade)

(iii) All Incumbents to the post of Deputy DPE/ Assistant DPE (Selection Grade)/ College DPE(Selection Grade) who have completed service of at least three years in the un-revised Pay Scale of Rs. 12000-18300 as on 1.1.2006 shall be eligible to be fixed in the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 with AGP of Rs. 9000.

(iv) All incumbents to the post of Deputy DPE/ Assistant DPE (Selection Grade)/ College DPE (Selection Grade) whose services in the un-revised Pay Scale of Rs. 12000-18300 fall short of three years which would have made them eligible to move to the higher Pay Band, shall be placed at an appropriate stage at the AGP of Rs. 8000 in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 till they complete the required service of three years as Deputy DPE/ ADPE (Selection Grade)/ College DPE (Selection Grade) in the un-revised Pay Scale.

(v) Pay of the directly recruited Deputy DPE shall be initially fixed with the AGP of Rs. 8000 in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100, and after completing 3 years of service directly recruited Deputy DPE and equivalents shall move to Pay Band Rs. 37400-67000 with AGP of Rs. 9000.

(d) Director of Physical Education (University):

(i) Post of Director Physical Education in universities shall be in the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 with AGP of Rs. 10000.

(ii) Post of Director Physical Education (University) shall continue to be filled through direct recruitment and the existing conditions of eligibility i.e. the minimum qualification, number of years of relevant experience and other conditions prescribed by the UGC shall continue to be the eligibility for recruitment.

(iii) Pay of the incumbents shall be fixed at the appropriate stage in the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 as per ‘fixation formula’ of the Government of India for 6th CPC.

7. Incentives for Ph.D./M.Phil and other higher qualification:

(i) Five non-compounded advance increments shall be admissible at the entry level of recruitment as Assistant Professor to persons possessing the degree of Ph.D. awarded in the relevant discipline by a university following the process of registration, course-work and external evaluation as prescribed by the UGC.

(ii) M.Phil degree holders at the time of recruitment to the post of Assistant Professor shall be entitled to two non-compounded advance increments.

(iii) Those possessing Post Graduate degree in a professional course such as LL.M/M.Tech etc., recognised by the relevant Statutory Body/Council, shall also be entitled to 2 non-compounded advance increments at the entry level.

(iv) Teachers who complete their Ph.D. degree while in service shall be entitled to three non-compounded increments if such Ph.D. is in the relevant discipline and has been awarded by a university complying with the process prescribed by the UGC for enrolment, course-work and evaluation etc.

(v) However, teachers in service who have been awarded Ph.D. at the time of coming into force of this Scheme or having been enrolled for Ph.D. have already undergone course-work, if any, as well as evaluation, and only notification in regard to the award of Ph.D. is awaited, shall also be entitled to the award of three non-compounded increments even if the university awarding such Ph.D. has not yet been notified by the UGC as having complied with the process prescribed by the Commission.

(vi) In respect of every other case, a teacher who is already enrolled for Ph.D. shall avail the benefit of three non-compounded increments only if the university awarding the Ph.D. has been notified by the UGC to have complied with the process prescribed by the Commission for the award of Ph.D, in respect of either course-work or evaluation or both, as the case may be.

(vii) Teachers in service who have not yet enrolled for Ph.D. shall therefore derive the benefit of three non-compounded increments on award of Ph.D, while in service only if such enrolment is with a university which complies with the entire process, including that of enrolment as prescribed by the UGC.

(viii) Teachers who acquire M.Phil. degree or a post graduate degree in a professional course recognised by the relevant Statutory Body/Council, while in service, shall be entitled to one advance increment. If post graduate qualification in a particular subject is not a mandatory requirement at the entry level of recruitment, acquisition of such a qualification for in service candidates shall also entitle them to one advance increment.

(ix) Five non-compounded advance increments shall be admissible to Assistant Librarian/ College Librarian who are recruited at entry level with Ph.D. degree in the discipline of library science from a university complying with the process prescribed by the UGC in respect of enrolment, course-work and evaluation process for the award of Ph.D. in library science.

(x) Assistant Librarian/ College Librarian and other Library personnel acquiring the degree of Ph.D, at any time while in service, in the discipline of library science from a university complying with the process prescribed by the UGC in respect of enrolment, course-work and evaluation shall be entitled to three non-compounded advance increments.

(xi) However, persons in posts of Assistant Librarian/College Librarian or higher positions who have been awarded Ph.D. in library science at the time of coming into force of this Scheme or having been enrolled for Ph.D. in library science have already undergone course-work, if any, as well as evaluation, and only notification in regard to the award of Ph.D. is awaited, shall also be entitled to the award of three non-compounded increments even if the university awarding such Ph.D. has not yet been notified by the UGC as having complied with the process prescribed by the Commission.

(xii) In respect of every other case of persons in the posts of Assistant Librarian/ College Librarian or higher positions who are already enrolled for Ph.D. shall avail the benefit of three non-compounded increments only if the university awarding the Ph.D. has been notified by the UGC to have complied with the process prescribed by the Commission for the award of Ph.D, in respect of either course-work or evaluation or both, as the case may be.

(xiii) Assistant Librarian/ College Librarian and others in higher Library positions in service who have not yet enrolled for Ph.D. shall therefore derive the benefit of three non-compounded increments on award of Ph.D, while in service only if such enrolment is with a university which complies with the entire process, including that of enrolment as prescribed by the UGC.

(xiv) Two non-compounded advance increments shall be admissible for Assistant Librarian/ College Librarian with M.Phil degree in Library Science at the entry level. Assistant Librarian/ College Librarian and those in higher positions acquiring M.Phil degree in Library Science at any time during the course of their service, shall be entitled to one advance increment.

(xv) Five non-compounded advance increments shall be admissible to Assistant Director of Physical Education/ College Director of Physical Education who are recruited at entry level with Ph.D. degree in the discipline of Physical Education from a university complying with the process prescribed by the UGC in respect of enrolment, course-work and evaluation process for the award of Ph.D. in Physical Education.

(xvi) Persons in posts of Assistant Director of Physical Education/ College DPE or higher positions acquiring the degree of Ph.D in the discipline of Physical Education, at any time while in service from a university complying with the process prescribed by the UGC in respect of enrolment, course-work and evaluation shall be entitled to three non-compounded advance increments.

(xvii) However, persons in posts of Assistant Director of Physical Education/ College DPE or higher positions who have been awarded Ph.D. in Physical Education at the time of coming into force of this Scheme or having been enrolled for Ph.D. in Physical Education have already undergone course-work, if any, as well as evaluation, and only notification in regard to the award of Ph.D. is awaited, shall also be entitled to the award of three non-compounded increments even if the university awarding such Ph.D. has not yet been notified by the UGC as having complied with the process prescribed by the Commission.

(xviii) In respect of every other case of persons in the posts of Assistant Director of Physical Education/ College DPE or higher positions who are already enrolled for Ph.D. in Physical Education shall avail the benefit of three non-compounded increments only if the university awarding the Ph.D. has been notified by the UGC to have complied with the process prescribed by the Commission for the award of Ph.D, in respect of either course-work or evaluation or both, as the case may be.

(xix) Assistant Director of Physical Education/ College DPE and others in higher Physical Education positions in service who have not yet enrolled for Ph.D. shall therefore derive the benefit of three non-compounded increments on award of Ph.D, while in service only if such enrolment is with a university which complies with the entire process, including that of enrolment as prescribed by the UGC.

(xx) Two non-compounded advance increments shall be admissible for Assistant Director of Physical Education/ College DPE with M.Phil degree in Physical Education at the entry level. Assistant Director of Physical Education/ College DPE and those in higher positions acquiring M.Phil degree in Physical Education at any time during the course of their service, shall be entitled to one advance increment.

(xxi) Not withstanding anything in the foregoing clauses, those who have already availed the benefits of advance increments for possessing Ph.D./ M.Phil. at the entry level under the earlier scheme shall not be entitled to the benefit of advance increments under this Scheme.

(xxii) For posts at the entry level where no such advance increments were admissible for possessing Ph.D/ M.Phil. under the earlier scheme, the benefit of five advance increments for possessing Ph.D./ M.Phil. shall be available to only those appointments which have been made on or after the coming into force of this Scheme.

(xxiii) Teachers, Library and Physical Education cadres who have already availed the benefits of increments as per existing policy for acquiring Ph.D./M.Phil while in service, would not be entitled to benefits under this Scheme.

8. Other terms and conditions:

(a) Increments:

(i) Each annual increment shall be equivalent to 3% of the sum total of pay in the relevant Pay Band and the AGP as applicable for the stage in the Pay Band.

(ii) Each advance increment shall also be at the rate of 3% of the sum total of pay in the relevant Pay Band and the AGP as applicable and shall be non-compoundable.

(iii) The number of additional increment(s) on placement at each higher stage of AGP shall be as per the existing scheme of increment on promotion from lower Pay Scale to higher Pay Scale; however, in view of the considerable raise in effective pay between the two Pay Bands, there shall be no additional increment on movement from the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 to the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000.

(iv) All issues relating to grant of advance increments to teachers engaged in engineering/ technical courses in the university system shall be subject to recommendations of the Committee separately constituted by the Central Government for pay review of teachers in technical education.

(b) Pay ‘fixation formula’:

The pay ‘fixation formula’ recommended by 6th Central Pay Commission as accepted by the Central Government shall be adopted for teachers and equivalent positions in the Library and Physical Education Cadres.

(c) Allowances:

(i) Allowances such as Leave Travel Concession, Special Compensatory Allowances, Children’s Education Allowance, Transport Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Deputation Allowance, Travelling Allowance, Dearness Allowance, area based Special Compensatory Allowance etc. as applicable to teachers and Library and Physical Education Cadres, shall be at par with those accepted by the Central Government for Central Government employees on the recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission and shall be applicable from 1.09.2008.

(ii) For teachers and equivalent positions in Library and Physical Education cadres in UGC maintained universities/colleges and institutions deemed to be universities, the rates of allowances as applicable to Central Government Group ‘A’ employees shall be adopted.

(iii) Teachers and equivalent positions in Library and Physical Education cadres, in UGC maintained universities/colleges and institutions deemed to be universities, with visual, orthopedic hearing or other disabilities under the provisions of ‘Persons with Disabilities (Protection of Rights, Equal Opportunities and Full Participation) Act, 1995’ shall be entitled to twice the normal rate of transport allowance as accepted by the Central Government on the recommendations of 6th CPC for Central Government Employees with disabilities.

(d) Study Leave:

(i) University Grants Commission shall revise its guidelines in respect of granting study leave with pay for acquiring M. Phil etc. and Ph.D. in the relevant discipline while in service by relaxing the number of years to be put in after entry while keeping in mind the availability of vacant positions for teachers and other cadres in colleges and universities, so that a teacher and other cadres entering service without Ph.D. or M.Phil. or higher qualification could be encouraged to acquire these qualifications in the relevant disciplines at the earliest rather than at a later stage of the career.

(e) Research Promotion Grant:

(i) University Grants Commission shall prescribe a scheme with appropriate guidelines for providing by way of appropriate ‘start up grants’ to teachers and other cadres taking up research in all disciplines including basic science research as recommended by ‘Prof. M.M. Sharma Committee on Strengthening of Basic Science Research’ and suitably adopted for research in social sciences/humanities and other disciplines by the UGC.

(f) Age of Superannuation:

(i) In order to meet the situation arising out of shortage of teachers in universities and other teaching institutions and the consequent vacant positions therein, the age of superannuation for teachers in Central Educational Institutions has already been enhanced to sixty five years, vide the Department of Higher Education letter No.F.No.1-19/2006-U.II dated 23.3.2007, for those involved in class room teaching in order to attract eligible persons to the teaching career and to retain teachers in service for a longer period. Consequent on upward revision of the age of superannuation of teachers, the Central Government has already authorized the Central Universities, vide Department of Higher Education D.O. letter No.F.1-24/2006-Desk(U) dated 30.3.2007 to enhance the age of superannuation of Vice- Cencellors of Central Universities from 65 years to 70 years, subject to amendments in the respective statutes, with the approval of the competent authority ( Visitor in the case of Central Universities).

(ii) Subject to availability of vacant positions and fitness, teachers shall also be re-employed on contract appointment beyond the age of sixty five years up to the age of seventy years. Re-employment beyond the age of superannuation shall, however, be done selectively, for a limited period of 3 years in the first instance and then for another further period of 2 years purely on the basis of merit, experience, area of specialization and peer group review and only against available vacant positions without affecting selection or promotion prospects of eligible teachers.

(ii) Whereas the enhancement of the age of superannuation for teachers engaged in class room teaching is intended to attract eligible persons to a career in teaching and to meet the shortage of teachers by retaining teachers in service for a longer period, and whereas there is no shortage in the categories of Librarians and Directors of Physical Education, the increase in the age of superannuation from the present sixty two years shall not be available to the categories of Librarians and Directors of Physical Education.

(g) Pension:

(i) For teachers and other cadres in UGC maintained institutions in receipt of pension, the Central Government rules for pension and gratuity as applicable to Central Government employees shall be applicable. Recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission in respect of pension for Central Government employees, including eligibility for full pension i.e. 50% of average pay or last pay drawn whichever is higher after 20 years of qualifying service, shall be adopted for only those teachers and other cadres who are already on pension in Central Universities/ colleges and other institutions deemed to be universities coming under the purview of the UGC .

(ii) In view of the new pension scheme effective from 1.1.2004, no new cases of conversion to pension scheme shall be allowed.

(h) Family Pension:

(i) Family Pension facilities as approved by the Central Government in respect of Central Government Employees on the recommendations of Sixth CPC shall be available to teachers and other cadres in Central Universities and other UGC maintained institutions who are eligible for such Pension at present.

(i) Additional Quantum of Pension to senior pensioners:

(i) The facility of additional quantum of pension accepted by the Central Government on the recommendation of 6th CPC for senior pensioners of the Central Government shall be extended to persons who are or were in teaching and other cadres on attaining the age of eighty years if they are already in pension scheme in Central Universities and other UGC maintained institutions.

(j) Gratuity and Encashment of Leave: Facilities of gratuity and encashment of leave accepted by the Central Government on the recommendation of 6th CPC for Central Government employees shall be extended to teachers and other cadres in Central Universities and other UGC maintained institutions.

(k) Ex-Gratia Compensation: Families of teachers and other cadres who die in performance of their bona fide duties shall be compensated in the same manner as similarly placed families of Central Government Employees.

(l) Provident Fund:

(i) In view of the present policy in regard to Contributory Provident Fund, the status quo shall continue.

(m) Consultancy Assignments:

(i) University Grants Commission shall work out a suitable model, for which the models of revenue sharing between institutions and consultant-teachers prevailing in the Indian Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Management and other institutions may be taken into consideration.

(n) Anomalies of the last PRC:

(i) Anomalies and unimplemented recommendations of the last Pay Review Committee, if any, shall be examined by the University Grants Commission in consultation with the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

(o) Other recommendations of PRC and UGC:

(i) Recommendations made by the Pay Review Committee and the UGC in regard to the various selection processes, service and working conditions, training/ refresher courses etc. shall be considered appropriately by University Grants Commission with the approval of the Central Government, wherever required, or under the Commission’s Regulations in accordance with the provisions of the University Grants Commission Act.

(p) Applicability of the Scheme:

(i) This Scheme shall be applicable to teachers and other equivalent cadres of Library and Physical Education in all the Central Universities and Colleges there-under and the Institutions Deemed to be Universities whose maintenance expenditure is met by the UGC. The implementation of the revised scales shall be subject to the acceptance of all the conditions mentioned in this letter as well as Regulations to be framed by the UGC in this behalf. Universities implementing this Scheme shall be advised by the UGC to amend their relevant statutes and ordinances in line with the UGC Regulations within three months from the date of issue of this letter.

(ii) This Scheme does not extend to the cadres of Registrar, Finance Officer and Controller of Examinations for which a separate Scheme is being issued separately.

(iii) This Scheme does not extend to the Accompanists, Coaches, Tutors and Demonstrators. Pay and Grade Pay of the said categories of employees shall be fixed in the appropriate Pay Bands relative to their existing Pay in each university/ institution corresponding to such fixation in respect of Central Government employees as approved by the Central Government on the basis of the recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission.

(iv) This Scheme does not extend to the posts of professionals like System Analysts, Senior Analysts, Research Officers etc. who shall be treated at par with similarly qualified personnel in research/ scientific organizations of the Central Government.

(v) This Scheme may be extended to universities, Colleges and other higher educational institutions coming under the purview of State legislatures, provided State Governments wish to adopt and implement the Scheme subject to the following terms and conditions:

(a) Financial assistance from the Central Government to State Governments opting to revise pay scales of teachers and other equivalent cadre covered under the Scheme shall be limited to the extent of 80% (eighty percent) of the additional expenditure involved in the implementation of the revision.

(b) The State Government opting for revision of pay shall meet the remaining 20% (twenty percent) of the additional expenditure from its own sources.

(c) Financial assistance referred to in sub-clause (a) above shall be provided for the period from 1.01.2006 to 31.03.2010.

(d) The entire liability on account of revision of pay scales etc. of university and college teachers shall be taken over by the State Government opting for revision of pay scales with effect from 1.04.2010.

(e) Financial assistance from the Central Government shall be restricted to revision of pay scales in respect of only those posts which were in existence and had been filled up as on 1.01.2006.

(f) State Governments, taking into consideration other local conditions, may also decide in their discretion, to introduce scales of pay higher than those mentioned in this Scheme, and may give effect to the revised bands/ scales of pay from a date on or after 1.01.2006; however, in such cases, the details of modifications proposed shall be furnished to the Central Government and Central assistance shall be restricted to the Pay Bands as approved by the Central Government and not to any higher scale of pay fixed by the State Government(s).

(g) Payment of Central assistance for implementing this Scheme is also subject to the condition that the entire Scheme of revision of pay scales, together with all the conditions to be laid down by the UGC by way of Regulations and other guidelines shall be implemented by State Governments and Universities and Colleges coming under their jurisdiction as a composite scheme without any modification except in regard to the date of implementation and scales of pay mentioned herein above.

9. Date of implementation of revised pay and allowance and payment of arrears:

(i) The revised Pay and revised rates of Dearness Allowance under this Scheme shall be effective from 1.01.2006. The revised rates of all other applicable allowances such as House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance etc. and the non-compounded advance increments shall take effect from 1.09.2008.

(ii) Payment of arrears up to 40% of the total arrears shall be made during the current financial year i.e. 2008-09, after deduction of admissible income tax.

(iii) An undertaking shall be taken from every beneficiary under this Scheme to the effect that any excess payment made on account of incorrect fixation of pay in the revised Pay Bands or grant of inappropriate Pay Band/ Academic Grade Pay or any other excess payment made shall be adjusted against the future payments due or otherwise to the beneficiary in the same manner as provided in this Ministry’s O.M. No. F.23-7/2008-IFD dated 23.10.2008., read with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M.No.F.1-1/2008-IC dated 30.8.2008.

10. The revised Pay in the relevant Pay Band and the Academic Grade Pay together with the applicable allowances including arrears of salary as mentioned above shall be paid to all eligible beneficiaries under this Scheme pending issue of Regulations by the UGC.

11. This Scheme is subject to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide OM No. 7-23/2008-E.III dated 30.09.2008.

12. Anomalies, if any, in the implementation of this Scheme may be brought to the notice of the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, for clarification/decision of the Central Government.

Yours faithfully,



(R.Chakravarty)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Copy to:

1. Vice Chancellors of all Central Universities/ Institutions Deemed to be Universities fully funded by the Central Government.

2. Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, South Block, Central Secretariat, New Delhi

3. Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

4. Secretary, Department of Expenditure, North Block, New Delhi

5. Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training, North Block, New Delhi

6. Secretary, Department of Agriculture Research and Education, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi.

7. Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Medical Education), Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi.

8. Member Secretary, All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi

9. Chief Secretaries of all State Governments.

10. Web Master, Ministry of Human Resource Development for publication on the website of the Ministry, hosted by the National Informatics Centre.



(R.Chakravarty)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India



Copy for information to:-
1. PS to HRM
2. PS to MOS(HE)
3. Sr.PPS to Secretary (HE)
4. PS to AS(E)
5. PS to AS&FA (HRD)
6. PS to JS(HE)

7 comments:

S said...

Clarification required:
Our university has the designation of Associate Professor instead of Reader. So the designations are as follows:

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)
Assistant Professor Selection Grade (for non-Ph.D's)
Associate Professor (after Ph.D)
Professor

I was a Senior Scale Asst. Prof. and completed my Ph.D in 2007. I did not apply for selection grade as it was for non-Ph.D's (12000-18300) and was appointed Associate Professor (12000-18300) in 2007. The total service came to 9 years till the appointment as per UGC norms.

Currently, I have the designation of Associate Prof. w.e.f. 2007. What would be my status in pay and designation according the new notification?

Dr. V. S. Verma said...

The Professors have been given the same Pay scale as an Associate Professor. Is it not unjust to equate a Professor, the highest post in teaching, with an Associate Professor? Moreover, the pay scales of teachers in Agriculture universities should be higher or the pay band should be higher as they do three types of jobs together i. e., teaching, research and extention by being at the doorstep of farmers. Let the policy makers think and act to attract teachers in agriculture field.

Dhandapani said...

i am SG Lecturer with more than eight years service in 12000-18300 basic.What will be my basic pay including AGP? Will I go to PB IV? What will be my Position in PB IV? How to calculate?

rajegowda said...

Hello teachers,

Good luck to all teachers who were appointed during the period 2003 to 2007 in University of Mysore. I once again wish good luck to all of you since there is a judicial enquiry for all the posts. I pray the almighty for the enquiry to go in the right direction. UGC should note this point that there is a judicial enquiry, because one fellow in Physics dept., became lecturer, reader and professor in three months, a world record indeed. many gentleman were selected against women reservation and many were given the honorary doctorates by the registrar and many many wrong doings by the previous VC during 2003-2007.

tariq rasool said...

is'nt this injustice to equate a person who just delivers two or three lecture a day with a person who is engaged with research and teaching as well as always busy in delievring lectures and providing trainings to farmers at their doorsteps. it is the time justice may be done with the scientist in agriculture universites as they realy deserve a better treatment

John J Kennedy said...

First of all the word 'just' is just not right. How can we think of lectures with no preparation or research? I think teachers must stand together as teachers, work together, fight together irrespective of whether one is in agricultural university or other institutes. Remember, there is research, there is extension service in many non-agricultural universities,too.

Dr. Chak said...

I was selected as Assistant Prof. in July 2007. Kindly tell me as per 6th pay commission what pay band should I get now?
Dr. SKC