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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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      vikas 32 hours ago

      Non teaching staffs included in the scale?

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      SK 34 hours ago

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      Vijendra Singh 35 hours 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 2 days ago

      First of all Committee submitted the report?

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      Anoop 3 days 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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      Anoop N 3 days 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.

      With regards.

      Yours Sincerely

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      sunil kumar 4 days ago

      As usual we will be the last beneficiaries of seventh pay commission.The formation of ugc pay revision commission in june/2016,one year after Mathur commission itself is a grand failure.The delay in formation of our pay commission itself make a sense that we are not in NEED.Dissolve the organizations at once and let us create one with substance

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      Sk 4 days ago

      The hikes proposed by the Supreme Court committee have not been accepted in full. The three-judge panel had recommended a salary of over Rs 3 lakh per month for the CJI, besides other perks. The government has set the salary for the CJI at Rs 2.8 lakh per month, a little above what the cabinet secretary draws. The judges' panel had also recommended a higher pension benefit for retiring judges. This again has been brought to the Seventh Pay Commission level in an equivalent grade.

      A three-judge committee had given its recommendations to the government a few months ago with regard to salary hikes for judges. The recommendations were submitted soon after the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations for central employees last year. A Cabinet note has been prepared and may be approved by the Union Cabinet soon, sources said. After the Cabinet clears the proposal, the law minister will bring a related judges' salary amendment bill before Parliament.

      Any change in judges' salary and service condition has to be passed by Parliament. The salaries of judges of the high courts and the Supreme Court are revised every 10 years, almost on the lines of the hikes given to senior government functionaries.

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      Sk 4 days ago

      The government has accepted the Supreme Court proposal for raising emoluments given to judges of the Supreme Court and high courts, commensurate with the recent hike in pay for central government staff. The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the highest-paid functionary in the judiciary with his current monthly emoluments at Rs 1 lakh, excluding dearness and other allowances. This is likely to be raised to Rs 2.8 lakh, in addition to perks such as official residence, cars, staff and allowances as applicable.

      The government has pegged the salaries of the chief justices of HCs and SC judges at Rs 2.5 lakh per month, in addition to allowances, at the level of the cabinet secretary, the service chiefs and some constitutional functionaries such as the CAG and the CEC. The salary of an HC judge has been pegged at Rs 2.25 lakh per month, same as that of secretary-level officers in the central government.

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      Dr.Surya 7 days ago

      Dear Colleagues,

      I request one and all to post information that is from an authentic source like newspapers, articles, and news available on any reliable site on the net. Please do not post information which is not reliable and the authenticity cannot be established.

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      Anoop 8 days ago

      What is special on July 18th?

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      Dr.Surya 8 days ago

      Dear Mr. Ak singh what is the source of your information. I dont understand the significance of july 18. I am sorry but I dont understand the logic that ugc is operating with if at all the news is true

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      Dr.R. Anandan 8 days ago

      Dear AK Singh,

      I hope that you mean to say July, 2018. Am I right?

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      AKsingh 8 days ago

      UGC is planning to announce 7 prc in July 18.

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      Basala Babu Rao Guntur 8 days ago

      AIFUCTO should immediately ask all UGC scale drawing teachers in Degree Colleges/Universities in all States/UTs to Email the following TEXT to their respective MPs, thus flooding their Email accounts with this Common Country-Wide message == Honorable Member of Parliament .. Namasakar ----Kindly use Your good offices and persuade the Central Govt. to immediately announce and implement uniformly UGC revised Pay scales due from January 2016 across the country==from: .........of ......State/UT teachers Association......Honorable MPs Email ids could be available on Indian Govt. portal .

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      Dr. R. Anandan 9 days ago

      Dear Dr. Surya,

      My intention is not to criticize. if we verify these associations website for any details, not even updated. If they are really active, is it not possible for them to give a glimpse of UGC PRC report.

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      Dr.Surya 9 days ago

      Dear Dr. Anandan,

      I may not agree with your views on AIFUCTO, FEDCUTA and DUTA, they are really working hard but the MHRD is not responding favorably. Let's not point fingers at the very people working for our well being.

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      Dr. R. Anandan 9 days ago

      It is not only very clever delaying tactics by the govt, but also very, very clever tactics by the teacher associations (AIFUCT, FEDCUTA, DUTA) to make money from impatience of the teachers

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      Mayya from Udupi 11 days ago

      It seems that getting 7 Pay is not easy. HRD is intentionally not allowing the report to be released. It is also contemplating whether to implement the report as it is. Hence April 19 will be observed as Demand Day by AIFUCTO.

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      Dr.Surya 12 days ago

      very clever delaying tactics by the govt. as the patience of the teachers runs out a small piece of information is released which puts the anxiety to rest. another piece of information is released when we the teaching fraternity become anxious again. congress was better because the delay was not intentional, it was due to the system.BJP, however is delaying things intentionally. saves them money on allowances and fiscal deficit targets are met.we teachers were always the last priority for any government till date. the reasons are very clear, we think of the students interests and refrain striking. look at the API case in june duta put the foot down on evaluations and the government conceded to demands.

      IN SIMPLE WORDS OUR PATIENCE IS OUR ENEMY

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