Assam College Teachers would get the revised UGC pay scales

Following the assurance of the Assam College Teachers’ Association (ACTA) to suspend its agitation, the Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi told a delegation of the Association that the teachers and employees of the provincialized colleges would get the revised UGC pay scales during the current financial year. Official sources said here that the Chief Minister assured the ACTA delegation that the Government decision on the issue would come into effect from the very date of implementation of the revised pay scales of the state employees.

He also told the delegation that the provincialization rules would be introduced in the 189 provincialized colleges at the earliest. The process for which is now on, he said.

To clear the arrear against the dearness allowances for the two financial years between 1999 and 2001, he said that steps would be taken according to rules. The Chief Minister further told thedelegation that new posts would be created for Commerce and Science streams of the colleges according to the UGC norms.

Later, talking to a delegation of the Assam College Principals’ Council (ACPC) , Gogoi said that the process to constitute the State Knowledge Commission has already started and in the next phase,the Government would go for setting up such commissions for the elementary and secondary levels.

Gogoi urged the authorities of the colleges to take steps on their own to introduce new courses, even if such steps required taking loans from banks. He also assured necessary Government support in this regard.

The existing vacancies in the colleges will be filled up and the services of teachers will also be regularized as per the UGC norms. However,the Government will conduct an academic audit in all these colleges to assess the level of adherence to the UGC rules in running them.

The Chief Minister also assured the ACTA delegation steps to introduce separate pay scales for college principals besides, steps to regularize the non-sanctioned college teachers’ posts, against which, many teachers are rendering their services for a long period.

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