Makara Sankranti bonanza for guest lecturers: Doubling of salaries


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Bengaluru. Jan 14: The State Government which had consistently assured that guest lecturers' demands would be considered on humanitarian grounds, has come out with many relief measures including hiking the salaries by more than double.

The decisions taken by the government based on the three-member committee will benefit thousands of guest lecturers working in government first-grade colleges.

Hailing Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai for personally taking interest in addressing the demands of guest lecturers, Higher Education Minister Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana, on Friday announced the decisions of the government.

He said the salaries have been raised by more than double the existing.

New 4 Classifications

In a novel strategy, four types of classifications have been formulated to fix the salaries.

Earlier, the guest lecturers were paid a salary of Rs 13,000 per month for those with UGC prescribed eligibility and Rs 11,000 per month for those who do not have UGC prescribed eligibility.

The salaries have been increased from a minimum of Rs 26,000 per month to a maximum of Rs. 32,000 per month.

This includes:

1) Those who have been serving as guest lecturers for more than 5 years possessing UGC prescribed qualification (Rs 32,000/month),
2) Those who have been serving as guest lecturers for less than 5 years with UGC prescribed qualification (Rs 30,000/month),
3) Those who have been serving as guest lecturers for more than 5 years but not having UGC prescribed qualification (Rs 28,000/month) and
4) Those who have been serving as guest lecturers for less than 5 years but not having UGC prescribed qualification (Rs 26,000/month).

In other prominent measures as a relief to the guest lecturers, it has been decided to pay the salaries before the 10th date of every month and to appoint them on the academic year basis (10 months duration) instead of on semester basis as prevailed earlier. The workload of lecturers will be readjusted in cases where there is a shortage of it.

As UGC prescribed eligibility conditions will be made mandatory for recruiting guest faculty in the coming years, 3 year time has been set for guest lecturers to clear the required tests/examinations, Dr Narayana pointed out.

It has been also decided to give weightage to seniority of service while appointing guest lecturers. To ensure this, a selection list will be prepared based on the existing parameters of the department, he said.

Based on the above parameters online portal has been set up and candidates can apply from Janurary17.

Applicants can mention 5 colleges of their choice while submitting applications and they need to submit within 7 days, Dr Narayan said.

The government had constituted a three-member committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary of Higher Education Department on December 15, 2021, and it submitted the report within one month.

The committee had convened meetings on December 28, January 5 and Janurary 12 respectively.

Dr CN Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education, and Basavaraja Horatti, Chairman of Legislative Council had also conducted meetings during the winter session at Belagavi and later at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru wherein MLCs, representatives from teachers and graduates constituencies, and associations of guest lecturers were present.


 

 

 

  

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Jan 15 2022

    I wonder if he is Joking ...

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 15 2022

    Lockdown for others ..promotion for a few ..

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 15 2022

    What about resident doctors remuneration

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 15 2022

    dis pettha gobernment needs repercussions from da people. otherwise it cannot c & hear from eyes & ears. 1 guest lecturer from udupi alredy committed suicide unable 2 meat financial burdens upon him. farm laws nearly 700+ farmers died in da protests. after 1nly chaiwala apologized. 4 petthas thousands of gau-shaalas. 4 humans no shelters & hospitals. dis is called pettha moothra & ambi/ dung & dumb gobernment.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Jan 15 2022

    just a few months ago..this govt did not have salary to pay for the health workers...this is all jumla...just one or two months they will pay..then case puska

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sat, Jan 15 2022

    The govt is in a desperate situation of having to rob peter to pay paul. Since guest lectures are given increased salaries expect no new lecturers to be hired any time soon, education will suffer just like the kannada eng. Colleges

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Sat, Jan 15 2022

    University Grants Commission's National Entrance Test is mandatory and compulsory if you want to be an Assistant Professor/Lecturer across India. Plus the person should be a postgraduate with 55% marks to be eligible to appear for UGC Net. Though the salary looks low, most of the persons doing guest lecturer's jobs in big cities, are either working in companies or professional firms or other Universities/Colleges. A college does not need to have a full time lecturer for specialized subjects such as Company Law, Law relating direst/indirect taxes, Advanced Accounting or Advanced cost Accounting, some Management, Engineering and Medical subjects. In Mangalore and Udupi,what is the position of them doing other jobs in the mean time, I do not know. However, for some specialized subjects, I heard UGC Net may not be a mandatory criteria.

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Sat, Jan 15 2022

    Acche din aa gaye.

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  • SSS, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 14 2022

    The Salary is doubled but even the work load has been increased from 8 hours to 15 hours. As they have increased the salary even the work load has been increased and 50% of the guest faculty will loose their job. So, government needs to rethink on it.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Jan 15 2022

    dear SSS which college is open for 15 hours in a day?

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 14 2022

    Well done! Provide some shrabath to those pappu puppets went for padhayatra!

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Fri, Jan 14 2022

    Why are they guest lecturers in the first place? Why can't you convert them to permanent lecturers after min years of service? Answer is in the law that was passed in the parliament in lieu of vote bank politics - keep positions open until a suitable candidate is born - Congress and non-BJP supporters, rejoice please - this is what you did when you voted in support of secularism. Can't BJP change this? This is education we are talking about.

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