The West Bengal Government will implement the career advancement scheme for deserving teachers in universities and government-affiliated and sponsored colleges, said State Finance Minister Amit Mitra here on Tuesday.

He said the salaries of teachers who have added to their qualifications will be increased based on the scheme as per the guidelines of the University Grants Commission from November.

“The State Government wishes that teachers add to their qualifications so that they can impart more to students. Those who have done so will be given incentives in the form of increment,” Mr Mitra said.

He said that the Government is also keen that besides teaching students, university and college teachers take up active research work.

Mr. Mitra said that it was a long-pending demand of teachers that their salaries be increased commensurate with their qualification. A committee was constituted by the State Higher Education Department to look into this, he added.

Mr. Mitra said that the committee’s proposal has been accepted by the State Finance Department and will be effective from November 1. Besides teachers, librarians and those providing physical education in colleges and universities will also benefit from the decision.