In a Delhi University Executive Council meeting held on Saturday, it was decided that teachers will receive advance increments for Ph.D. and M. Phil at the entry level and acquire these degrees in service, as proposed in the 2008 notification of the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, with effect from January 2006.
The aim is to attract talent into the university system. Teachers eligible for promotion to the Senior Grade and Reader's Grade up to June 30, 2010, will be covered under the old Career Advancement Scheme 1998. The process will start with immediate effect.
The issue of conversion of Contributory Provident Fund to General Provident Fund was also raised as were grievances against some college Principals.
Semester-based syllabus approved
The EC meeting also approved the semester-based syllabus recommended in the Academic Council meeting held on Friday. The syllabi of Economics, Sociology, History and Political Science were approved in the semester mode. However, some courses, including Economics and Sociology, have the syllabus ready only for the first semester. The syllabus for the remaining semesters is to be submitted by September 30. The syllabus for the first semester is ready for all undergraduate courses of the university.