The para (ix) of the Press Release mentions that " those who are presently working as Lecturer(Selection Grade) or Reader shall continue to be so designated till they are selected for the post of Associate Professor." Further it goes like this-
"The Associate Professors have been placed in the Pay Band of Rs. 37,400-67,000 with Grade Pay of Rs. 9,000. While, under the existing scheme, teachers without Ph.D. could rise up to the post of Lecturer (Selection Grade), they can now go up to the level of Associate Professor, based on the prescribed selection process"
Many of our friends in colleges have raised alarm over the word " prescribed selection process". Chaddha committee has prescribed process for selection of Associate Professors.
Although, detailed guideline is expected to be laid down by UGC in respect of selection process and composition of selection committee, the PRC has reviewed these aspect and made few suggestions in respect of CAS. PRC recommended that:
"Since opportunities for research work in most colleges are practically non-existent and teachers have heavy classroom teaching workload, it is recommended that for college teachers , greater emphasis may be laid on actual classroom teaching, holding tutorials, conducting examinations and evaluating answer scripts and lesser emphasis on research work while considering them for promotion under CAS."
It shows now clearly that any reader/lecturer (SG) who completes three years of service in the pay scale of 12000-18300 on or after 1.1.2006 cannot be denied PB4, . So, whoever has completed 3 years of service as reader/lecturer (SG) shall become Assoc. Prof. and shall be placed i PB4 with AGP of 9000.