Pay panel for better pay package for IIT, IIM faculty

The Pay Review committee, set up to recommend new scales for faculty of Central technical educational institutions like IITs and IIMs, has suggested that they get a “better” package than their counterparts in universities and colleges.

The committee, headed by former director of Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, Prof Govardhan Mehta, has submitted its report to the HRD Ministry.

“The committee has recommended a better deal for the faculty of Central technical educational institutions as compared to university teachers. The recommendations are now under considerations,” a top ministry official told PTI here, without divulging details about the recommendations.

“The government will take a decision on it very soon,” he said.

The recommendations would benefit about 10,000 teachers and staff of these technical institutions.

The committee is understood to have suggested a broad road-map for getting good faculty for these institutions. It has favoured a global hunt for getting quality teachers for these institutions.

There are many vacancies in teaching posts in the IITs and IIMs. The posts are lying vacant in view of unavailability of suitable persons for them.

News Source : Press Trust of India (11-02-09)