Resolution of DUTA Executive 20.2.2009

Resolution of the Emergency meeting of the DUTA Executive held on 20.2.2009

The DUTA Executive condemns the UGC for mischievously posting the draft notification on regulations on its website causing undue confusion over the settled matter of the grant of PB4 and designation of Associate Professor to all incumbent Readers/ Lecturers in Selection Grade. The Draft regulation posted by the UGC indicates that there is a serious attack to deny and delay promotion to fresh entrants to the teaching profession. The DUTA Executive rejects the Draft UGC Notification completely.

Further it notes with satisfaction that the required clarification on the pay revision on the basis of MHRD Notification has been received from the UGC. Also the Chairman of UGC has assured on recasting the regulation in consultation with FEDCUTA. In the light of this the proposed demonstration at UGC on 24 February 2009 stands deferred.

The DUTA Executive expresses its firm resolve to actively pursue the demands listed in the General Body resolution of 5 February 2009:

Resolution adopted by the Duta General Body Meeting on 5 February 2009

The DUTA General Body notes with satisfaction that all Associate Professors have been placed in PB-4. The DUTA General Body is of the considered view that the pre-revised grade of Readers (i.e. Rs.12000-420-18300) could, according to the VIth Pay Commission recommendations, be placed only in PB-4 and that the Chadha Committee’s recommendations to place Associate Professors (Readers) in PB-3 was patently wrong. However the DUTA General Body notes with dismay that the eligibility conditions have been increased to 12/13/14 years from the present 9/10/11 years for Ph.D./M.Phil./PG teachers; And the ‘Academic Allowance’ has been done away with.

The DUTA General Body demands that the MHRD Notification of 31 December 2008 be speedily implemented and its negative and anomalous features be removed.

1. AGP of Rs.6600 (in place of Rs.6000), Rs.7600 (in place of Rs.7000).
2. Promotion to higher grade pay stages in Assistant Professor grade should be without interview as the same are pay based and do not entail any change in designation.
3. Total length of service should also be a criterion for promotion at all levels and not a certain minimum number of years in the feeder grade.
4. Evaluation by students should not be linked with promotion.
5. Removal of ‘quota’ in Professorship in Colleges.
6. AGP of Rs.12000 for Professors.
7. Age of superannuation for Librarians to be 65.
8. Parity of Computer Programmers / Instructors with teachers. (It should be ensured that Librarians are accorded the status of lecturers.)
9. One time option to go from CPF to GPF.
10. Old Pension Scheme for teachers appointed after 1.1.2004.
11. Advanced increments for Ph.D./M.Phil. w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

The DUTA EXecutive further demands that interview for Readership and Senior Lecturers of all those who are eligible under the existing promotion scheme i.e. CAS 1998, should be expeditiously held.

The DUTA will take up the above issues with the MHRD and the UGC and execute all the appropriate action steps including Dharna, march to MHRD/UGC, strike etc. in due course of time.

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