According to UGC's Pay Review Committee's recommendations, entry level university and college teacher will get more salary per month than a fresh IAS recruit.|
Committee recommend a minimum 70% salary hike along with increments and inducements.
According to G K Chandha, committee's head and former JNU vice-chancellor, hike in salary aimed to attract better talent to teaching job. The committee also recommended giving five advance increments to those joining with a PhD degree.
In monetary terms, a PhD holder who joins as a teacher in a central university would get Rs 29,696 per month (basic Rs 15600 + grade pay Rs6600 + five increments Rs 3400 + DA Rs 4096) whereas a newly recruited IAS get Rs 24,360, around Rs 5000 less than university teacher.
The report given to the UGC on Friday brings the monthly salary of vice-chancellors at par with secretary in the government. It has been fixed at Rs 80,000. The committee has also recommended an annual increment of 3% of the basic salary with compounding effect.