Seventh Central Pay Commission and UGC Pay Review Committee recommendations

Although report of the 7th CPC has become public and recommendations implemented for central government employees, new twist cam ein implementation of 7th CPC for employees of autonomous bodies as Govt. decided to review the performance of each autonomous body. UGC has already constituted Pay Revision Committee to review pay and other service conditions on June 9, 2016 and Professor Chauhan led PRC has been asked to submit its report to HRD ministry within six months from the date of its formation. Dust has settled on the issue of extension of benefits of revision of pay to employees of autonomous bodies with the issue of guidelines by the Finance Ministry on the matter. Details of the guidelines are given in the hub " ICAR Scientists Pay Package".

Composition of UGC Pay Review Committee

Demand is being made since decades to have a permanent and common pay commission for all the government employees and people's representatives. Everybody in this country seems in hurry to take benefit of its position and appears afraid if he or she looses the present position time again would provide this opportunity or not. There was a news item about formation of a committee by the "AAP" government for making recommendations of perks and allowances for its MLAs and Ministers. This is not an isolated case and none of the ruling party is untouched by the problem. Since 7th CPC has abolished pay band and grade pay and subsumed grade pay in pay scales using different fitment factors.Recommendations of 7th CPC appears genuine to a great extent but should be looked into seriously if anomaly exists there in the pay scales of teachers. What may now be expected from the UGC pay review is clear to a great extent and it would be discussed below point wise in the light of 7th CPC recommendations.

Structure of revised UGC pay package (5th CPC to 6th CPC)

1. Group A Entry Level posts including Assistant Professor, Assistant Librarian, College Librarian, Assistant Director of Physical Education and College Director of Physical Education were revised from Rs 8000-13500 (pre-revised V SCPC scale) to Rs 15600-39100 with Rs 6000 AGP.

2. Group A - One Level Up Posts including Assistant Professor, formerly Lecturer (Senior Scale), Assistant Librarian (SS), College Librarian (SS)/Assistant Director of Ph. Education (SS), College Director (PHE, SS) place in the V CPC in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs 10,000-15200 were placed in the revised pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 in the AGP of Rs 7000.

3. Group A - Two Level Up Posts comprising readers and lecturers (SG)/DY DPE/Assist. DPE (SPG) with less than 3 years of service placed in the pre-revised 5th CPC of Rs 12000-18300/- were placed in the 6th CPC revised scale of Rs 15600-39100 in the AGP of Rs 8000.

4. Group A -Three Level Up Posts comprising readers and lecturers (SG)/DY DPE/Assist. DPE (SPG) with less than 3 years of service placed in the pre-revised 5th CPC of Rs 12000-18300/- were placed in the 6th CPC revised scale of Rs 37400-67000 in the AGP of Rs 9000.

5. Professors/Principals of PG Colleges/Librarians (Universities)/Director of PHE & registrars: These incumbants were placed in 16400-22400 in the 5th CPC pre-revised scales and were placed in Pay Band IV (Rs 37400-67000) with AGP of Rs 10000.

How many of the teachers called Associate Professors (without a Ph.D.) were awarded with 2 increments after acquiring Ph.D. as in-service candidates?

Auditorium at South Campus of SMS Delhi
Auditorium at South Campus of SMS Delhi | Source

Strange decisions - never implemented

Has there been any productive use of giving different grade pays to teachers like Rs 6000, 7000, 8000 and 9000 (these grade pays are no where mentioned in 6th CPC) instead of making teachers a stranger (I mean a different group of employees)?

Has there been any use of designating non-Ph.D(s) Associate professor? Thousands of such Associate Professors failed to become eligible for post of Professor even after possessing a doctorate degree (w.e.f. award of Ph.D.)?

Fitment factor of 2.57 or 2.67 for Associate Professors?

Associate professors have to pass mental agony again like they have to experience in 6th CPC review and UGC Review Committee placing them in Pay Band III. A long fight had to be fought before getting placed in PB IV. This time 7th CPC has used fitment factor of 2.57 for the employees placed earlier in the AGP of Rs 8700. However, fitment factors of 2.67 and 2.72 are used for the AGP of 8900 and 10000. Erstwhile Associate Professors belongs to none of the grade pay. What fitment factor has to be used for grade pay of Rs 9000/-. Logically, it should be in between 2.67 and 2.72. Chances are more that a fitment factor of 2.57 is suggested for the Associate Professors. If it happens so, it will be great injustice again to this particular class suffering irrespective of the Pay Commission.

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Committee composed by UGC to look into pay disparity and other working conditions should also take an actual assessment of the situation. It has to see the standing of the college and university and its ranking among the national and international universities. Facilities in the name of infrastructure, laboratories and financial capabilities need to be graded before assessing its staff for career assessment.

There are several funny criteria for assessing the teachers during the CAS (Career Advancement Scheme) like publication of research papers in good impact journals. If you assess a Delhi University teacher against the teacher from a small city where instruments, chemicals and lab facilities are non-existent, can you expect same performance from both the teachers? If there are post graduate students in a college and each teacher is guiding five to six M.Sc. or Ph.D. students, is it possible for a teacher or researcher from a small town or college to produce students and research papers at par with the former?

What has been overlooked in case of Associate Professors while assessing them in their CAS was the period for which they were assessed. CAS was implemented from 2009 and assessment process began in 2012. How you can lay the criterion retrospectively? There were thousands of Associate professors who were stagnated in the same pay band since 2006 or even from an earlier date but they were assessed for three years periods beginning 2009. It simply mean that their earlier work (prior to 2009) was in vein and publications done prior to 2009 were worthless even if these were made in top class journals.

Other point that needs to be brought to the notice of Pay Review Committee is related to changes made in grade pay (though GP is not relevant for 7th CPC). Changing grade pay for university teachers did not bring any benefit to teachers. Grade pay of Rs 8700/- in 6th CPC was changed to Rs 9000/- for teachers but benefits associated with it were restricted to GP of Rs 8700/-. In fact it made things more ambiguous than using the same GP of 6th CPC. Let's hope, all these blunders do not recur while implementing 7th CPC for university staff.

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Dr Santhu 27 minutes ago

Thanks lot to Dr Mayya for providing latest information about UGC PRC and kudos to the efforts done by AIFUCTO officials.



Prof. P.K.Chidambaram, Retd: Principal 18 hours ago

It is requested that the revised pay scales of University teachers, College Principals and other categories of staff be released by the end of January, 2017 for acceptance of the HRD Ministry and implementation by G.O.I as desired by many who were anticipating the recommendations even by the stipulated date of 6 months from June, 2016. Many retired staff with advanced age are expecting the revision frantically for the realisation of the benefits before they meet the inevitable .

Dr. S Mayya 2 days ago

AIFUCTO leaders President Prof. K. Bhattacharya & General Secretary Prof. Arun Kumar are running from pillar to post, from UGC to MHRD from last two days in piercing cold in Delhi. They met members of 7th UGC PRC including the Chairman Prof. V. S. Chouhan and submitted memorandum of AIFUCTO, and informed the decision taken by the General Council during the 30th Academic Conference in Guwahati last month. The PRC has got two months extension from MHRD and it is expected that the report of PRC will be submitted within the stipulated period. How ever, we request our members all over the country to get ready for launching a massive protest programme in Delhi during the budget session of parliament if report is not submitted by PRC within 31st January, 2017.

AIFUCTO leaders also submitted memorandum to MHRD and expressed dissatisfaction over its complete failure in resolving various issues related to the teachers and higher education in particular.

It is known that the ministry is going to form a new committe to frame New Education Policy soon. Communication from the Aifucto General Secretary

kg pathan 3 days ago

7th pay academik ka gov ab tak diya nahi wajah kya hai kyo aisa huva logoko jyada TAKLIF KE BAD DENA THIK HAI

Srinivas 3 days ago

Sir,Central Government Employs already drawn Seventh pay commission salary.Eventhough UGC Seventh pay review committee Constituted earlier but till the date No committee recommentaion appeared.I want to say One importat suggestion to committee and MHRD for consideration.University Faculty members must serve minimum of 30 years for their service benefits.Now a days most of of them appointed in the universities only at the age of above 35.The UGC and MHRD must consider this Justified reason and compulsory recomment the retirement age 65.for all universities in India.If any State Universities not follow Stop the Block grants and Delink from UGC affliation

Selva Kumar 4 days ago

Sir.I appreciate the Government Constitute the UGC Seventh pay review committee in time and appeared in the UGC web site and mentioned the dead line to submit the review committee report December 2016.Tll the date we did not receive any commication.I would like to one point for the committee for consideration. Regarding retirement age the committee consider a common retirement age for all faculty members those who are working in Indian UGC recoganised Universities.Because Now a days most of them(99 percent) entered the University service at the Age of 35. UGC rules and regulation common for all universities

Renu Oberoi 7 days ago

Any news about the pay review committee submitting the report? The time given to the committee is already over.

Dr.S.T.Rangappa 2 weeks ago

sir, while selection of prinicipal posts in UG degree colleges, consider Ph,D degree alongwith seniority.

Dr.M.K. Prasad Retd.Professor 2 weeks ago

I would like to draw the attention of authorities enganged in finalising the recommendations for 7th UGC pay scale towards anamoly in 7th CPC pay scale.

The fitment factor of 2.72 was adopted in case of pay scale having grade pay of Rs.10000 while the fitment factor of 2.57 has been adopted in case of pention of those pentioners who retired in the pay scale of Rs.37400-67000 with a grade pay of Rs.10000. It can not be justified keeping in view the services renderd by the old aged pentioners.I request the UGC Pay Review Committee to remove this anamoly by adopting identical fitment factor of 2.72 pay scale having grade pay of Rs.10000 for revision of pay and pention both.

dr. yoosaph a.k. 2 weeks ago

in fact, a discussion on new pay commission in the case of kerala govt. teachers is not even possible because our promotion and other matters regarding CAS based on the previous revision are not even noticed by any authorities. we do not get ugc scheme. we are now far below the service personnel of the state government. still the authorities say we are getting ugc benefits! our pension age is 56; our hra is that of the state governmnet employees; we donot have educational allowance or the current d a of the ugc scheme. since 2010 when ugc revision was said to have implemented in the state(!)we did not get grades or promotions. this is the case of government college teachers in the state!

Dr Santhu 2 weeks ago

Any news about the pay review committee submitting the report? The time given to the committee is already over.

Dr Bipin Ch Goswami 2 weeks ago

What will be the pay for Associate Prof. without Ph D ?

Luxmi Thakur 4 weeks ago

Respected Sir,

Delhi University mai pay commisssion kab lagu hoga.

Dr.B.R.Patil 4 weeks ago

7th Pay UGC recommendations to be considered with utmost care and implemented immediately at all India level without giving any scope to dilute the policy by the State Governments irrespective of party govts ruling the States. The implementation of pay structure should not election oriented, as the senior people are retiring,may get experienced faculty to keep in-tact and to up-grade HEI's to recognise in top 100 HEI's in world ranking system. The age of super-annuation should uniform in colleges/universities/central or state funded,govt or aided. There should not be any discrimination .

srithar 4 weeks ago

The oppurtunity for teachers in metro and rural area is quite different from the point of acquiring API scores. so equal platform should be created for all the teachers. only then API should be thought off

Dr Jhabar Singh 4 weeks ago

in Rajasthan advance increments for Ph. d for in service candidates do not given in any university in 6th pay commission. They should be adjusted in 7th pay.

Professor B.K.Chawla 5 weeks ago


In SKRAU Bikaner the Scientist who acquire Ph.D in Service class before 1-1-1996 and after 28-8-1998 get the two increments in the pay scale of 1200-18300 where as those acquire the Ph. D from 1-1-1996 to 28-8-1998 they get the benefit of two increments in pay scale of 10000-15300 which was merged on promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor Selection grade. Its not at all justified that with the same qualification a junior is paid more. So I request you please consider all these factors and fix the pay accordingly and give the right justice to all.

Dr Ranajit Ray 5 weeks ago

Those who are professor since July 1998 were placed in the same pay band 37400-67000 with Assoc. Prof. with a meagre marginal benefit of Rs1000/- in AGP which was an injustice compared to the pay scales in earlier pay revisions. Most of us have retired. The review committee may kindly look into it.

Prof. SARATCHANDRAN 5 weeks ago

Retired teachers in UGC scales should be given HRA and medical allowance. While in service, they get Quarters or HRA, while out of service, they get neither. Enhanced medical allowance is a dire necessity for the old people. These senior citizens really deserve more consideration and more (financial) support during the last phase of their lives.

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