1,812 first-grade colleges will not get govt aid

As many as 1,812 general category first-grade colleges established after 1987 in the state will not get grand-in-aid, Higher Education Minister Basa­varaj Rayareddy has said.

Replying to questions by S V Sankanur (BJP) in the Legislative Council on Friday, the minister said the government had permitted opening of first grade colleges by those belonging to the general category on the condition that they would not get grants.

The college managements had accepted the condition, he added. The minister said between 1987 and 1995, 37 colleges were set up by Scheduled Castes/Tribes.Of these, 30 have been covered under the grant-in-aid and the rest also would get the facility once they furnish the required documents to the government.

On the other hand, general category managements have established 128 degree colleges between June 1, 1987 and July 1, 1995. Of these, 88 had been selected for grants. A Cabinet sub-committee is looking into the issue, the minister added.

Replying to a question by Ganesh Karnik (BJP), Rayareddy said the government will not increase honorarium to guest lecturers working under the department of collegiate education. They are already getting more salary than the one stipulated by the University Grants Commission, he said.

The minister said there are nearly 13,500 guest lecturers in the state. Those who have passed the NEET and have a doctorate are paid Rs 11,500, while post-graduates are getting Rs 9,500 a month. In a month, they are allowed to teach for eight hours and Rs 1,000 is paid per hour.

The guest lecturers would get their honorarium directly in their bank account. The process to create this facility is on and hence there has been a delay in payment from past few months and this would persist for the next two months, he explained.
DH News Service                                      

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