Non-teaching staff seek UGC scale
The Karnataka State Universities’ Non-teaching Employees’ Association said that their salaries were not as per the UGC scale. While the salaries of university and college teachers were increased by 150 percent after the G K Chadha committee recommended so, the non-teaching employees were deprived of the benefits.
There is a large disparity between the salaries of teachers and non-teachers, said Association president Shankar.
In a letter to the chairman of the Sixth Pay Commission, the Association termed its move to consider the non-teaching staff of universities and college on par with the State government employees “unfair”. The Association demanded that the salaries be increased by 150 per cent.
In a separate letter to the Principal Secretary of the Department of Higher Education, the Association said that only IAS/KAS officers should be appointed to the posts of registrar (administration/evaluation) of the universities, as was the practice earlier.
Besides, non-teaching staff should be nominated to the Syndicate and the Academic Council.