Commentary on the UGC Pay Revision of University and College Teachers in India
Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human resource development (MHRD), Govt. of India has informed the secretary, University Grant Commission vide OO. No. 1-7/2015-U.II(1) dated 2nd November, 2017, scheme of revision of pay of teachers and equivalent cadres in Universities and colleges following the pay revision of CG employees on the recommendation of 7th CPC. It would be applicable to teachers in the Higher Educational Institutions under the purview of the UGC. Approved revised pay and other service conditions are as follows.
i) In Universities and Colleges, there shall be only three designations, namely Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors. Order also stated that designations of Library and Physical Education Personnel at various levels will remain unchanged.
ii)The rationalized entry pay for Assistant Professor in the pay band of Rs. 15600-39,000 with AGP of Rs 6000, 7000 and rs. 8000 will be Rs. 57,700, Rs. 68,900 and Rs. 79,800, respectively.
iii) The rationalized entry pay of Associate Professor in Pay Band of Rs 37400-67,000 with AGP of Rs 9000 will be Rs. 1,31,400 whereas entry pay of Professor in same pay band with AGP of Rs. 10,000 will be Rs 1,44,200.
iv) Those Professors who are placed in HAG will draw entry pay of Rs 1,82,200.
iii) The pay of Vice Chancellor will be fixed at Rs. 2,10,000 with the existing Special Allowance of Rs. 5000/- per month.
vi) Revised pay and revised rate of Dearness Allowance shall be 1.1.2016
vii) The pay of Principals in Under Graduate shall be equivalent to
the pay of Associate Professor with the existing special allowance of
Rs.2000/- per month.
viii) The pay of Principals in Post Graduate Colleges shall be equivalent to the
pay of Professor with the existing special allowance of Rs.3000/- per
vii) Arrear payment shall be made during the current year.
Pay Fixation Method (7th CPC)
- In the new system as per 7th CPC, concept of academic pay and pay band is changed to Academic level and Cells. The first academic level (Corresponding to AGP of Rs 6000) is numbered as AL 10. Other levels are 11, 12, 13A, 14 and 15. Fitment factor or Index of Rationalization is 2.67 for AGP less than Rs.10,000 and 2.72 for the AGP of Rs 10,000 and above.
- The pay matrix is shown in the table shown below in the snap.
- On January 1, 2016, the existing pay (Existing Pay in Pay Band + AGP0 in the pre-revised pay as on 31st December, 2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57. The figure (product so arrived) is to be located in the Academic Level (corresponding to pay band and AGP in the new Pay Matrix. Equal or next higher cell in the Academic Level (if equal is not available) shall be the revised pay. In case figure arrived is less than the first cell then pay shall be fixed in the 1st Cell of that Academic Level.
- If more than two stages are bunched together, one additional increment (3%) may be given for every two stages bunched.
To understand 7th pay fixation in better way, please visit Gazette notification on the acceptance ... of employees.
Whenever an employee gets a promotion, he would be given a notional increment in his existing Academic Level of Pay (moving to next higher cell) and the pay in the cell be located in the new Academic Level to corresponding post (promoted one).
Important change as per 7th CPC is that there shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, First January and first July of every year. Earlier there was a single date for grant of increment ( First July).However, increment date will depend on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation.Rate of increment is 3 percent. Annual increment is given in the pay matrix table.
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