The much awaited UGC pay hike is approved by The Union Cabinet. More than five lakh teachers in colleges and universities, the Centre has approved a proposal for a 70 per cent salary hike, making teaching at certain levels more attractive than civil service. The recommendations of the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) pay review committee for teachers headed by Professor G K Chadha. While the revision of pay will be effective from January 1, 2006, the disbursement of allowances (except DA) and advance increments will be effective from September 1, 2008.
Revision of Pay-Scales of Teacher under the Purview of the university Grants Commission
STATEMENT BY MOS (HRD) IN THE LOK SABHA; source released by Ministry of Human Resource Development- MHRD.
Following is the text of the statement made by Smt. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, regarding Revision of Pay Scales of Teachers in Universities and Colleges, in Lok Sabha today :
As a sequel to the 6th Central Pay Commission, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had constituted a Pay Review Committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. G.K.Chadha, Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister on 6th September, 2007 for recommending, among other things,
I am happy to inform the House that Ministry’s proposals have since been approved by the Cabinet on 15th December, 2008.
revised pay scales and service conditions for teachers in Universities and Colleges as approved by the Government:
(i) There shall be only three designations in respect of teachers in universities and colleges, namely, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors.
(iii) In place of “Grade Pay” as applicable to Central Government employees, the term “Academic Grade Pay” (AGP) shall be used for the teachers and equivalent positions. Different Grade Pays of Rs. 6000, Rs.7000, Rs. 8000, Rs.9000, Rs.10000 and Rs.12000 have been approved as AGP for teachers and equivalent positions.
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