Govt okays IIT, IIM teachers' pay hike

Extended to other Centrally funded institutions

The Union Cabinet in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the revision of pay-scales of the faculty, design and scientific staff and other academic staff of the Centrally funded institutions.

Aid to states

The United Progressive Alliance Government also approved giving financial assistance to States for implementing the revised pay-scales.

The government’s decision was expected after the revision of pay-scales of the Central government employees on the recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission.

An official statement said that the revision of pay-scale would enable the Centrally funded technical institutions “to recruit and retain talented and well qualified faculty and to provide them an environment and working conditions that encourage them to enhance their performance and capacity”.

A panel led by Prof Govardhan Mehta had recommended that the scale of pay of assistant professors should be in the pay-band of Rs 15,600 to Rs 39,100 with the Academic Grade Pay (AGP) of Rs 8,000.

The Mehta Committee had also suggested that the lecturers could be appointed on contract and might be renewed with the same pay-band like the assistant professors with AGP of Rs 7,000.

The panel had recommended a pay-band of Rs 37,400 to 67,000 with the AGP of Rs 11,000 for the professors, whose minimum basic would be fixed at Rs 48,000. Professors would be eligible for enhanced AGV of Rs 12,000 with five years experience in the scale.
The associate professors’ pay-band had been recommended as Rs 37,400 to Rs 67,000 with AGP Rs 10,000, while the minimum basic pay to be fixed at Rs 43,000.

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