Saturday, October 4, 2008

Pay hikes, perks await teachers as the committee submitted it's report

Over five lakh college and university teachers may soon get unprecedented salary hikes, additional fringe benefits and new titles, according to a pay panel’s recommendations submitted to the University Grants Commission yesterday.

The pay panel headed by G.K. Chaddha, a member of the Prime Minister’s economic advisory council, has also recommended new posts in the faculty structure to counter stagnation at a particular salary grade.

The new scales will place entrants to the teaching fraternity above counterparts in the bureaucracy despite the Sixth Pay Commission implementation, Chaddha said.

“The biggest challenge in higher education today is attracting fresh talent. Teachers need to be given the best deal possible. We have been lavish, generous... perhaps a little extra generous,” he said.

Most central universities have over 20 per cent vacancies in their teaching staff as young academics opt for better paying corporate jobs, government statistics show.

The UGC is meeting on October 7 and 8 to discuss the report before it is forwarded to the HRD ministry, commission chairman Sukhdeo Thorat said.

Lecturers should be renamed assistant professors and readers renamed associate professors, the panel has suggested.

Apart from existing allowances, all teachers should be granted a special “academic allowance”. But in a break from practice, the panel has recommended that fresh entrants receive higher academic allowances than senior faculty.

“The principal thrust of our recommendations is to try and capture young talent and retain them. Professors require this allowance less than a young assistant professor,” H.C. Narang, a member of the panel, said.

At present, colleges are not allowed to recruit professors. The panel has recommended that all postgraduate colleges be allowed to directly recruit professors — as opposed to promotions.

For all colleges, the panel has recommended the new post of senior associate professor, just below the rank of professor. For universities, it has suggested the post of senior professor above the rank of professor, and a professor of eminence who will earn the same salary as the vice-chancellor.

The panel has recommended two years’ childcare leave for women. For the first time, it has proposed 15 days’ paternity leave for childcare.

In a first, the panel has also recommended a regular administrative structure encouraging faculty members to offer consultancy services to private firms alongside their teaching duties.

The panel has suggested that in cases where the consultancy fees earned is less than 30 per cent of the gross salary, the teacher be allowed to keep the entire amount.

Pay scales and other perks :-

 

A. POSTS SPECIFIC TO UNIVERSITIES

 

CATEGORY

EXISTING PAY SCALE

NEW PAY BAND

GRADE PAY

1

Assistant Professor

8000- 275-13500

15600 – 39100

6600

2

Assistant Professor

(Senior Scale)

10000 – 325 – 15200

15600 – 39100

7200

3

Assistant Professor

(Selection Grade)/

Associate Professor

12000 -420 – 18300

15600 - 39100

8000

4

Professor

16400-450-20900-500-22400

37400 - 67000

11000

5

Senior Professor

New Post Proposed

37400 - 67000

12000

6

Pro-VC

18400—500-22400.

37400-67000

Plus 4 Adv increments

12000

7

Professor of Eminence

New Post Proposed

80000 (fixed)

Nil

8

Vice – Chancellor

25000 (Fixed)

80000 (Fixed)

Nil

9

Librarian/Director of PE

16400-450-20900-500-22400

37400-67000

11000

10

Deputy Librarian/Deputy Director of PE

12000-420-18300

15600-39100

8000

11

Asstt. Librarian (Sr. Scale)/ Asstt Director of PE (Sr. Scale)

10000-15200

15600-39100

7200

12

Asstt Librarian/

Asstt Director PE/Sports Officer/Physical Instructor

8000-275-13500

15600-39100

6600

B. POSTS SPECIFIC TO COLLEGES

1

Assistant Professor

8000- 275-13500

15600 – 39100

6600

2

Assistant Professor

(Senior Scale)

10000 – 325 – 15200

15600 – 39100

7200

3

Assistant Professor

(Selection Grade)/

Associate Professor

12000 -420 – 18300

15600 - 39100

8000

4

Senior Associate Professor

New Post Proposed

37400 – 67000

8700

5

Professor in PG Colleges

New Post Proposed

37400 - 67000

11000

6

a. Principal of UG College

b. Principal of PG College

12000-18300

16400-450-20900-500-22400

37400-67000

Plus 2 Adv increments.

37400-67000

Plus 2 Adv increments

8700

11000

7

College Librarian /

Director of PE/

Sports Officer/ PI

8000-13500

15600-39100

6600

8

College Librarian/

Director PE (Senior Scale)

10000-15200

15600-39100

7200

9

College Librarian(S.G)/ Director of Physical Education (SG)

12000-18300

15600-39100

8000

10

*Senior CollegeLibrarian (Selection Grade)Senior College DPE (Selection Grade)

New Post Proposed

37400-67000

8700

* The eligibility condition for promotion for this position may better be decided by the UGC in consultation with the special committee heading by a Senior Professor of Library / senior professor of Physical education

 

Annual Increment

3% of the Basic Salary ( Basic Pay + Grade Pay) with compounding effect

4% of the Basic Salary(Basic Pay + Grade Pay)with compounding effect for 2 years for a select few 25% in the Pay Band Rs. 15600-39100 on the basis of better teaching and research performance. Fresh appraisals are be made after two years.

Stagnation Removal

An incumbent after reaching the top of the scale in the pay band shall move to the next pay band without any change in the grade pay.

Increments for Higher Qualifications/ on Promotion.

Five advance increments instead of present four to a Ph.d degree holder at the time of recruitment as Assistant Professor.

Three advance increments instead of present two to an M.Phil degree holder at the time of recruitment as Assistant Professor.

Three advance increments to an incumbent holding M.Tech, M.D., M.S. L.L.M. degree at the time of recruitment as Assistant Professor.

Two advance increments to an incumbent who joins as Assistant Professor with basic M.A./MSc./M.Com etc. with NET/SET examination qualifications.

Two advance increments to an incumbent who joins as /Associate Professor in open selection.

Two advance increments to an incumbent on being promoted as /Associate Professor under CAS.

Three advance increments instead of present two to an in-service teacher on completing Ph.D. degree.

Two advance increments instead of present one to an in-service teacher on completing M.Phil degree.

A selection committee may recommend up to seven instead of present five advance increments to an incumbent with higher merit, better publications and more experience etc.

All advance increments to be given on non-compounding basis

Allowances

House Rent Allowance

30% of basic salary for Category X cities (A-1 earlier) population 50 lakhs and above)

20% of basic salary for Category Y cities (A, B-1, B-2 earlier) population between 5 and 50 lakhs)

10% of basic salary for Category Z cities (C and unclassified earlier) (population below 5 lakhs)

Transport Allowance

Rs. 3200/-plus DA thereon per month for A-1/A Class cities (13 notified cities)

Rs. 1600/- plus DA thereon per month for other Cities

Children’s Education Allowance (CEA)

Rs. 1000/- per child per month for upto a maximum of two children

Rs 3000/- per child per month for those residing in hostel, for upto two children.

However, both hostel subsidy and children education allowance cannot be availed of concurrently.

Academic Allowance

Rs. 1500/- per month for Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor(Senior Scale), Assistant Professor(Selection Grade)

Rs. 1200/- per month for Associate Professor, Senior Associate Professor, Professor and Professor.

Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance and Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance will be allowed as admissible to central government employees. 

Special (Duty) Allowance for Teachers Serving in North Eastern Region including Sikkim and Ladakh

The Committee recommends a Special (Duty) Allowance at the rate of 12.5% on pay plus grade pay to teachers serving in these areas as applicable to Central Government employees. 


2 comments :

Inder said...

This report is totally regressive and misleading. It has failed to recognize the concept of conversion of pay scales given in the Sixth Central pay commission report and lowered the college teacher to the level of School Teachers.

Samir Bose said...

The report has taken more than a year to provide us only three things:

1. Redesignate the teacher (no meaning)
2. Create a post above professor, which is of no meaning as most the professor are already in their higher scales
3. Introduce academic allowance of Rs.1500/-


It would have been better if FEDCUTA and AIFUCTO look into the report and provide the teacher community with:-

1. Readers in universities and colleges in that post should be redesignated as Senior Associate Professors with pay scale of 37400-67000.

2. Abolition of New pension Scheme as it happened in case of Army/ Navy etc. (Defence Sector)

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