Shastry V. Mallady
MADURAI: A seven-member expert committee constituted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to look into draft regulations for appointment of university and college teachers will be submitting its report by June-end.
Regional consultative meetings were being conducted in different regions of the country under the chairmanship of S. P. Thyagarajan, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Madras, to elicit opinion from various teachers’ organisations, Vice-Chancellors and other stake holders.
Relaxation in lecturer appointments for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes candidates having good academic record has been incorporated in the draft regulations.
“The expert committee has been asked to submit the report to UGC by next month. Various aspects like fixing minimum qualification for appointment of lecturers, pay scale and promotions are being deliberated now,” I. Singaram, Registrar of Madurai Kamaraj University and expert committee member, told The Hindu here on Wednesday.
The committee would hold consultative meetings in Kolkata on Sunday (May 31) and in New Delhi on June 3 and 4. Similar meetings had already been held in Hyderabad and Pune, Dr. Singaram said.
In accordance with the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations for Central Government employees, the expert committee was holding consultations on revision of pay scales for college/university teachers.
“The Chaddha Committee report, submitted to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, on pay revision remains the basic premise for our consultations.
Our report will be submitted by next month,” the MKU Registrar said.