Saturday, May 09, 2009

Varsity teachers to get revised UGC pay soon

PATNA: College and university teachers of Bihar are likely to get the revised UGC pay package soon. According to indications available, the state
government is in the process of implementing the pay package revised with effect from January, 1996.

In a letter addressed to vice-chancellors of different universities of the state, HRD principal secretary Anjani Kumar Singh informed that the department was making an estimate of funds needed for implementation of the pay package in order to get the required share from the Central government. The VCs have also been directed to clear pending cases of promotion of teachers to the rank of readers (and senior lecturers) under different promotion and career advancement schemes so that correct estimates of expenditure may be made and teachers may not be put to financial loss.

The state universities have been directed to notify before the commencement of the next academic session the promotion of all such teachers who have been duly appointed on the recommendations of the Bihar State University (Constituent Colleges) Service Commission and whose appointments are not under investigation of any agency.

So far as the enhancement of the age of superannuation of teachers from 62 to 65 years on the recommendation of UGC is concerned, the state government has already given its nod. Appearing before the court in connection with the hearing of a writ petition filed by some university teachers, the HRD department is learnt to have said that the same would be implemented after the parliamentary elections are over.

Meanwhile, Patna University Teachers' Association general secretary Randhir Kumar Singh has sought information under provisions of RTI from PU with regard to the government letter for according promotion to teachers and the subsequent action taken by the university in the matter.

Source : Times of India

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