Decks cleared for 7th UGC pay arrear to Bihar varsity teachers – education

Bihar authorities is all set to the accede to demand of the college and school academics and modify its earlier order to facilitate fee of arrear accruing following the implementation of the seventh UGC pay within the state in 2019.

Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi mentioned the modification could be carried out in a number of days as per the revised advice of the division of schooling.

“The matter has been delivered to my discover and the mandatory adjustments shall be carried out. If the pay verification cell has authenticated sixth UGC pay wage of academics, there is no such thing as a have to repeat the identical for the seventh pay, because the schooling division has prompt,” he added.

Delay in arrear fee to working academics in addition to 1000’s of retired ones had triggered numerous resentment and plenty of academics’ our bodies had written on this regard to the division of schooling, in search of modification within the order of Might 18, which had put a cap on fee with out authentication from the pay verification cell.

The retired academics are additionally frightened over the delay. They haven’t obtained any arrear fee to date in any college, whereas some universities haven’t even fastened the revised pension within the gentle of the seventh UGC pay. Patna College is giving revised pension to retired academics since January 2020, however arrear fee remains to be due.

The cell had been constituted in 2013 for verification of wage claims of academics amid allegations that a few of them had obtained it fastened in the next grade. Nevertheless, seven years on, its job nonetheless stays unfinished, because the division alleged a piece of academics didn’t cooperate. A number of the academics additionally alleged corruption within the cell.

The academics had additionally challenged it within the Patna Excessive Courtroom, which outlined the boundaries of the cell and noticed that it couldn’t supersede the statutory pay-fixation committee of the schools, however might increase audit objections and apprise the college of it.

In Bihar, after the implementation of seventh UGC pay with impact from January 1, 2016, academics have been entitled to arrear to be paid in instalments. In February 2020, the federal government launched grant for arrear fee to all universities. Besides Pataliputra College, all universities paid 7-month arrear from April 2019.

Now, the academics have been imagined to get the remaining 39-month arrear, when the division of schooling put a rider. Curiously, the federal government has been paying seventh pay wage for months now and already paid first instalment. The BRA Bihar College has additionally began paying the 2nd instalment.

Arshan Laskar

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