University Grant Commission of India recently seek public advice on the new policy framework on various areas of operations.
The last date to register advice / protest in there official portal was 28 Feb 2018.
Professor Goutam Paul from Department of Physiology, Kalyani University also a high office bearer of WBCUPA was one out of many who raised his voice against the discriminating “Divide and Rule” approach for central and state level academic professors by UGC as apex body.
On 27th of February 2018 Professor Paul registered an official complaint in the portal attracting the management of UGC’s attention for same work same pay for all the teaching staffs.
Details of the protest as registered in the site goes as below:
Comments/ Suggestions on DRAFT UGC REGULATIONS, 2018
Clause 3.8 of the section 3 (Recruitment and Qualifications) of the Draft UGC regulation, 2018 states that “PhD degree shall be a mandatory qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Professor in Universities with effect from 01.07.2021.”
We oppose this clause, because it is contrary to the clause 3.3.1 of the section 3 of the Draft Regulation, 2018. Because, NET/SET/SLET is the minimum eligibility for appointment of Assistant Professor.
Clause IV (direct recruitment of Senior Professor in University).
In sub-clause (ii) of clause IV We demand “Upto 50 percent of the existing sanctioned strength of Professors in the University (instead of 10 percent) shall be appointed as Senior Professor in the Universities”.
Regarding Eligibility In subsection (ii) of clause IV we demand for: “A minimum of 05 years of teaching/research experience as Professor or an equivalent grade in the University /College /National level of institute” instead of a minimum of 10 years teaching/research experience.
In appendix I of the Draft UGC Regulation 2018 (Letter of the MHRD to the Secy, UGC vide no. 1-7/2015-UII (1) dated 02/11/2017)-
We strongly oppose the clause (IV)(a)(d)(e) of the section 16.
We demand for 80% of the financial assistance from central Govt. to the Govt. of West Bengal for revising pay scales of teachers and equivalent cadres as additional expenditure involved in the implementation of the pay revision for universities and colleges funded by the Govt. of West Bengal, following the policies of the then Central Govt. for the revision of pay scales in 1986, 1996 (27.07.98) and 2006.
We demand for financial assistance from UGC/MHRD (Dept. of Higher Education) for a period of 5 years, i.e. for 60 months from 01.01.2016 to 31.12.2020. So, that the state Govt. shall take the liability w.e.f. 01.01.2021 (but MHRD/UGC has noticed that financial assistance will be provided from 01.01.2016 to 31.03.2019, i.e. for 39 months).
Submitted to UGC by –
Prof. Goutam Paul, Professor, Department of Physiology, Kalyani University