The Bangalore University College Teachers’ Association (BUCTA) appealed to Karnataka Planning Commission’s deputy chairperson and MLC Ramachandra Gowda to release arrears for teachers.
More than 11,500 teachers in 349 government and 298 aided colleges covered under the University Grants Commission (UGC) have been waiting for revised pay scale of Rs 37,400 to Rs 67,000 in 2006, which was implemented in the state with retrospective effect in December 2009.
Earlier, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had decided to provide 80 per cent reimbursement for the period of January 1, 2006, to March 31, 2010, to those states that agreed to implement the new pay scales.
However, the state government was unable to disburse the arrears for January 1, 2006, to December 24, 2009, as it was said that the Centre’s share of 80 per cent would be made only after the state governments made the payment.
And Centre’ share in the reimbursement of arrears would be Rs 763 crore, while state would have to contribute Rs 191 crore. In a letter dated August 14 this year, Under Secretary Rajender Kalwani had asked the higher education secretaries of all states for additional information from the states in order to process release of Central share of arrears.
“Kindly take necessary action in this regard and furnish the requisite information urgently to enable us to process the release of Central share,” the letter states