Govt approves hefty pay hike for college teachers, Chaddha Committe recommendations

The central government has given New Year bonanza to university and college teachers, by approving the recommendation of an empowered committee – set up to review the Chadha Committee proposal. The Chadha Committee was set up for reforming the pay structure of higher education teachers.

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the committee in the presented form, which recommends the increament of college/university teacher’s salary by about 70 percent.

The UGC had earlier set up a pay review committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. G K Chadha to review and reform the pay structure in higher educational institutes to attract talented people in teaching profession.

The Human resource Development Ministry has decided to retain only three designations in colleges and Universities: Assistant Professors, Associate Professors & Professors. The present posts of Lecturers and Readers would remain there until they get promotion to the post of Associate Professors.

Now onwards the term AGP/Academic Grade Pay would be used in place of ‘Grade Pay’ (GP) for salary of academicians.

Assistant professors have been placed in the Pay/salary Band of Rs. 15,600-39,100 entering at the AGP of Rs. 6,000, while associate professors with AGP of Rs. 9,000 have been kept in the pay/salary band of Rs. 37,400-67,000. A professor with 10 years teaching experience has been kept at the highest level of AGP of Rs. 12,000.


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