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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Govt to colleges: Pay salary as per UGC norms

TNN 26 July 2009

LUCKNOW: Director higher education Miyan Jaan on Saturday directed principals of all government and government-aided colleges in UP to make
arrangement for payment of salaries to teachers as per revised pay scales recommended by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for the month of July. The directorate would take over the job from August after completing required formalities and paperwork.

As per rules, the higher education directorate is the authority which fixes salaries of teachers but for the first time principals, as an exception, have been authorised to make payments for the month of July. The directorate would do the job from the next month. Reason: It would take at least a month for the directorate to do the required paperwork for the cause. Principals have also been asked to submit details of the payment made to the directorate for verification.

The decision was taken after TOI highlighted on Saturday how academic session in 12 state universities and 400 odd degree colleges in the state was facing a threat of derailment due to delay in implementation of the revised scales. Over 18,000 teachers in the government and government funded higher education institutes in the state had threatened to go on strike from August, if their demands were not met within a week, putting at risk the future of over 20 lakh students.

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