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Seventh Central Pay Commission and UGC Pay Review Committee recommendations

Updated on February 23, 2017

UGC has cleared the report submitted by the Pay Revision Committee constituted to review pay and other service conditions on June 9, 2016 under the chairmanship of Professor Chauhan. PRC was asked to submit its report to HRD ministry within six months from the date of its formation. Committee has recommended a 20 percent hike in the salaries of university and college teachers.Salient features of the recommendations are listed below.

  • New salaries should be paid with retrospective effect from January 2016
  • A multiplication factor of 2.72 will be applied to the basic salary and AGP for pay fixation
  • A performance linked promotion system has been suggested with emphasis on research
  • There is no change in the retirement age

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 was expected from the UGC pay review was 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.)?

Committee composed by UGC was assumed to look into pay disparity and other working conditions should also take an actual assessment of the situation. It has supposed 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 needed to be graded before assessing its staff for career assessment. However, the performance based promotion system suggested by the PRC has again laid stress on research but without any attention to existing infrastructural and basic requirements for high quality research.

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.Surya 3 days ago

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      Dr. Sureshramana Mayya from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College, Udupi, Karnataka 5 days ago

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      SK 8 days ago

      http://profit.ndtv.com/news/tax/article-7th-pay-co...

      The views of allowance committee, which is examining 7th Pay Commission recommendations, are not yet known, a top employee union official said. The panel could submit its report in five to six days, he added. Hopes were high that the allowance committee on 7th Pay Commission may submit its report to the government this week. The allowance committee had held a meeting in this regard on April 6 which some employee union officials termed as "conclusive". The 7th pay commission had examined a total of 196 existing allowances and recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances.

      The 7th Pay Commission had recommended that house rent allowance or HRA be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th Pay Commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.

      At a previous meeting held on March 28, the allowance committee on 7th Pay Commission recommendations had sought comments from the ministries of defence, railways and posts on treatment of some allowances.

      The government had earlier said that that the decision on allowances will be taken after the committee on 7th Pay Commission submits its report. The government had in June accepted the recommendation of Justice AK Mathur-headed Seventh Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension. But the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations relating to allowances were referred to the Ashok Lavasa committee.

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      Dr. S Mayya 9 days ago

      University and college teachers across the country will observe "Demand Day" on 19th April,wearing badges demanding 'Share 7th UGC Pay Review Report with apex Teachers' Body AIFUCTO'. MHRD breaking all previous traditions maintaining unprecentended secrecy on PRC.Teachers Associations in their units will hold meetings protesting the apathetic attitude of the Govt. towards the teaching community of the country.Attack on autonomy,freedom of expression and expression of dissent & culture of protest are increasing day by day in the campus.Huge budget cut,cut in scholarships & research grants and lacs of vacant posts in universities &colleges are the vital issues.Issues of lacs of adhoc teachers,teachers in self finance courses and guest teachers are the main concern to be addressed as earliest. Protection of democratic rights and right of protest for all stake holders in campuses are being severely attacked.Corporatization and comodification of education with continuous withdrawal from Public Funded Education System by the Govt. is posing all dangers on the future of education in the country.Propeople education policy is the need of this phase of democratic India.If one GST is possible for business class in the country,why not uniform education system for all in the poor country like India?

      I appeal on behalf of AIFUCTO,to the teaching community of India to join the 'Demand Day' and come together to expose the anti education,anti teachers and anti students attitudes of the Govt.and be ready to launch higher form of movements in near future.

      -Arun Kumar,GS, AIFUCTO

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      B C 11 days ago

      Pay review Committee of UGC has submitted its Report on Pay hike of Teachers and it is under Consideration – Govt

      GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

      MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

      RAJYA SABHA

      QUESTION NO 2448

      ANSWERED ON 23.03.2017

      Report on pay hike of teachers

      2448 Shri Anil Desai

      Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to satate :-

      (a) whether the UGC panel has given its report on pay hike of teachers of universities and colleges;

      (b) if so, the details thereof; and

      (c) by when the UGC would release special grants to State Universities across the country to implement the revised scales?

      ANSWER

      MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

      (DR. MAHENDRA NATH PANDEY)

      (a) to (c): The Pay review Committee constituted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for pay revision of academic staff of Universities and Colleges has submitted its report and the same is under consideration of the Central Government. The modalities to implement the revised scales in State Universities will be decided after approval of Central Cabinet in this regard.

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      Basala Babu Rao Guntur 13 days ago

      Its too bad on the part of people at the helm of affairs, maintaining strict silence, as though the Higher Edn. faculty across the country is not existent and ignoring their legitimate pay revision for months together. Patience in Higher Edn. faculty is touching nadir point, which is not good to our great Indian Higher Edn. hub. In my view better not to blame our teacher union leaders, they are doing their best going to piller to post

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      Mayya from Manipal 2 weeks ago

      Read the same old news:

      UGC panel recommends scrapping ad-hoc, temporary appointments of teachers

      Updated: Mar 09, 2017 07:16 IST

      Neelam Pandey

      Hindustan Times, New Delhi

      The recommendation is good news for aspiring professors as central universities may have to appoint over 6,000 teachers. (Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)

      A panel set up by the University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended scrapping ad-hoc and temporary appointments of teachers across universities.

      UGC’s pay review committee, which was formed last year and is headed by UGC member VS Chauhan, has also suggested that pay of teachers should be in accordance with the seventh central pay commission, which means the overall salary of teachers would also go up if the suggestion is accepted by the human resource development (HRD) ministry.

      The recommendation is good news for aspiring professors as central universities may have to appoint over 6,000 teachers.

      Of the total 17,006 teaching posts in various UGC-funded central universities, 6,080 were lying vacant on October 1, 2016, according to official data. This includes 911 vacancies in University of Delhi (DU).

      MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS

      • Teachers to be given pay and allowances in accordance with the Seventh Pay commission recommendation.

      • Higher educational institutions cannot stay without leadership at any point in time.

      • Top 1% of NET qualifiers to be posted as assistant professors.

      • Introduction of vice-principal “Grade 1 or II Principal” depending upon the size of the college.

      • Qualified individuals to be able to make direct entry at both associate and professor levels.

      • Setting up an educational tribunal to deal with grievances related to higher educational institutions.

      • Any college seeking funds from central/state government/UGC to have NAAC accreditation of minimum grade B

      Welcoming UGC’s recommendation, senior professor and PRO of Allahabad University (AU) Yogeshwar Tiwari said discontinuing temporary postings would help the university fill vacant posts. AU currently has 525 vacant posts.

      Appointment of permanent lecturers is also likely to improve teaching standards as ad-hoc professors usually keep switching colleges because of which there is a gap in the assessment of a student’s academic progression. “Certain subjects are not taught due to lack of specialist faculty at times. In many cases, existing teachers are burdened with additional work...” said a DU professor.

      The committee, has also suggested linking grants to universities to the vacant posts filled by them.

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      SK 2 weeks ago

      Multiplication factor 2.57 instead 2.72 proposed in all levels.

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      B C 2 weeks ago

      The present union leaders are the worst of the lot.

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      Dr. Siva Kumar 2 weeks ago

      Even after 46 days after the submission of report to UGC, the union members do not know nothing about the report and not able to meet the minister for its approval. Then why these unions? Fit for nothing but raise their heads as leaders.

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      Siva Kumar Dr. 2 weeks ago

      How this bogus information is being spread by the the educated people. Fit for nothing

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      Basala Babu Rao Guntur 2 weeks ago

      Hai, Dr Vijay.. Your full clarity is appreciated and expected on authenticity of the source of your reliable information, on Central Govt decision of raising multiplication factor to 3 percent from 2.72 for 9K & above AGP & announcing 2016 UGC Scales in 10 days from now, since the entire country's teaching faculty is awaiting revised scales eagerly.

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      SK 2 weeks ago

      Don't expect much more from BJP govt. probably we are loosing our time. Finally will see no gain at all ~ 14%

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      Dr. Siva Kumar 2 weeks ago

      Leader of the teachers union are waste candidates.

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      Vijendra Singh, Delhi 2 weeks ago

      UGC's seventh pay commission recommendations may not be made public by HRD ministry until MCD election in Delhi on 23rd April and result declaration on 26th April 2017 to escape any negative impact in election. Wait till then.

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      Amit 3 weeks ago

      New Delhi: University and college teachers have approached the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, questioning the delay in publication of the UGC's Seventh Pay Review Committee recommendation. The All India Federation of University and College Teachers' Association (AIFUCTO), an umbrella body of teachers' associations of various universities, has written to the Ministry, threatening a nationwide agitation if their demands were not met.

      "The University Grants Commission (UGC) has already submitted the recommendation by the 7the pay review committee to the HRD (Ministry) in February this year. However, it has not been made public yet," AIFUCTO President Kesab Bhattacharya said in the letter.New Delhi: University and college teachers have approached the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, questioning the delay in publication of the UGC's Seventh Pay Review Committee recommendation. The All India Federation of University and College Teachers' Association (AIFUCTO), an umbrella body of teachers' associations of various universities, has written to the Ministry, threatening a nationwide agitation if their demands were not met.

      "The University Grants Commission (UGC) has already submitted the recommendation by the 7the pay review committee to the HRD (Ministry) in February this year. However, it has not been made public yet," AIFUCTO President Kesab Bhattacharya said in the letter.

      "The unprecedented secrecy on the report by the government is creating a great confusion among the teachers fraternity of university and colleges of the country," he added.

      The teachers' body has threatened a nationwide agitation on April 19 if they aren't invited by the HRD officials for a discussion over the issue.

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      vikas 3 weeks ago

      Non teaching staffs included in the scale?

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      Vijendra Singh 3 weeks ago

      Vijendra Singh

      Unlike scietific and teaching cadres, Judiciary has pressure tectices and thus is able to have higher pay scale for CJI than even Cabinet secretary and for supereme court & high court judges better scales than other service chiefs and much higher retirement age (65 yrs and above) and also have total say in appointment of judges with almost no control of elected goverment of 125 crore people. In constitution, their status is not that much higher than other service chiefs like DG, ICAR or UGC, Chairman. Therefore colleagues, without comparing with judiciary, try to get whatever best may be given to us.

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      Siva Kumar 3 weeks ago

      First of all Committee submitted the report?

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      Anoop 3 weeks ago

      To

      Sri PrakashJavadeker,

      Hon’bleMinister,HRD

      ShastriBhawan,

      New Delhi.

      Sub: Agitation program of All India Federation of University & College Teachers’Organisations (AIFUCTO) demanding immediate publication of UGC PRC report enabling AIFUCTO and other teachers’ associations to review it.

      Dear Sir

      Greetings from AIFUCTO,,

      On behalf of AIFUCTO we would like to draw your kind attention to the resolution of National Executive Committee meeting held at Salem, Tamilnadu on 18th – 19th March 2017. The NEC and a National Seminar on “Towards Democratic, Secular and Equitable Education Policy- An Alternative Approach” was held at Periyar University Campus, Salem.

      The NEC discussed threadbare the position on 7thPRC report on UGC pay revision. It is a matter of deep regret that, breaking all tradition of past, neither the UGC nor MHRD had any dialogue with AIFUCTO on it, the only National level Teachers’ Organisation in the country. Though excerpts of the report are available in the media, unfortunately AIFUCTO and other fraternal teachers’ organizations are deprived of viewing the entire report so far. Inspite of repeated request for discussion with the MHRD no response has been received as yet.

      In view of the unprecedented secrecy with which the UGC pay revision issue is being dealt by UGC and MHRD, AIFUCTO is constrained to have a nation-wide agitation program demanding immediate publication of 7th PRC report. All state and university affiliates of AIFUCTO will submit memorandum to UGC and MHRD by 1st week of April2017 and on 19th April “All India Demand Day” will be observed.

      AIFUCTO hope that Govt. of India will realize the gravity of the situation and take appropriate action immediately. Otherwise AIFUCTO will be compelled to launch higher form of agitations.

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