The human resource and development (HRD) ministry of India has formed a committee headed by Higher education secretary to review the recommendations made by a University Grants Commission (UGC) panel on implementation of the 7th Pay Commission in educational institutions.
The committee will have officials from finance ministry and other relevant offices and it will submit its final recommendations which will go to Cabinet.
The pay review committee of the UGC, which was formed last year and was headed by it member VS Chauhan, had recommended scrapping ad-hoc and temporary appointments of teachers across universities.
The panel had also suggested that pay of teachers should be in accordance with the 7th central pay commission, which means the overall salary of teachers would also go up if the suggestion is accepted by the HRD ministry.
Linking grants to universities to the vacant posts filled by them was also among the recommendations made by the committee.