Association members were pained by the distortions made by the bureaucracy while making the notification for the pay scales of college and university teachers in the state of Haryana.
Association today written a letter to HRD Minister which states that notification issued by the Ministry of human resources development Government of India concerning the scheme of revision of pay of teachers and equivalent cadres in universities and colleges dated 31-12-2008 still hangs in balance as most of the state governments has not yet implemented it for the one reason or the another even after the passing of eight months. Letter further states that The most disturbing fact which is becoming roadblock in the implementation, is the delay in the notifying the UGC regulations on revision of pay scales, minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers in universities and colleges and other measures for the maintenance of standards, 2009.
The University Grants Commission put a draft notification on its website for seeking suggestions on 18th February 2009, which was to be finalized after consultation with the stakeholders. The consultation process was completed till May 31st 2009 but still the draft regulations hangs in the sky and final regulations has still not been issued by the University Grants Commission. Secondly the draft regulation which was to be rectified because it exceeds in many respects the mandate of the UGC is still put on the website of the university commission which is causing confusion in implementation of MHRD Notification. Most of the state governments because of the Non-availability of the Final UGC regulations on the pay scales are keeping the promotions, upward movements, re-designations, etc. falling due on or after 1.1.2009 in abeyance.
PCMA Further requested the HRD Minister to issue advisory to the state governments to not to dilute the provisions of MHRD Notification on Pay scales of college and university teachers issued on 31-12-2008 and keep the spirit behind it.