Fat pay hike for engg teachers

The State Cabinet on Tuesday decided to implement the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) revised pay scales for teaching staff of all government, aided and university constituent engineering colleges in the State.

Announcing to the media a Cabinet decision in this regard, Higher Education Minister V S Acharya said the revised pay scale will come into effect from January 1, 2006. In terms of arears, the measure would mean a payout Rs 120 crore.

The Centre will bear 80 per cent of the arrears towards the revised pay between January 1, 2006 and March 31, 2010. The state government’s share would be Rs 30 crore.

The State Government will take the burden of the revised pay with effect from April 2010, he added.

The annual burden on the State Government due to the enhanced pay scales is Rs 79.32 crore. As many as 19 engineering colleges will benefit from the decision in the State. The retirement age of the staff would be increased from 60 to 62 years.

Following the revision of scales, the pay slabs for assistant professors (lecturers) would increase from the existing pay band of Rs 8,000-13,500 to Rs 15,600-39,100.

For Associate Professors, the pay band would increase from Rs 12,000-18,300 to Rs 37,400-Rs 67,000. For professors and principals, the pay band would increase from Rs 16,400-22,400 to Rs 37,400-67,000.

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