DUTA hails decision to revise teachers' pay
NEW DELHI: The Delhi University Teacher's Association (DUTA) welcomed the Union Cabinet's decision to approve pay revision for University and College Teachers.
Following the implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission for central government employees, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for revision of pay scales for about eight lakh teachers and other equivalent academic staff in higher educational institutions under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in centrally funded Technical Institutions.
DUTA urged the Centre to immediately approve the pay revision of non-teaching employees without further delay to mitigate their financial hardships.
"The Cabinet decision can only be appreciated or responded to in its entirety when the details of the decision are communicated in full, through Gazette Notification," a statement from DUTA said.
"University and college teachers are apprehensive about the long list of pay-related anomalies that had arisen from the previous Pay Revision and are yet to be resolved. The DUTA also appeals to the Government to release the Dearness Relief for pensioners at the earliest, since it has not been released for the last two instalments," the statement said.