BENGALURU: Teachers of government degree colleges will soon have to return arrear amounts on perks they received between 2006 and 2010. A few weeks back, the Department of Collegiate Education had asked teachers to repay the arrears on basic pay they had received from January 1, 2006 to March 31, 2010. Following protests from faculty members, the state government withheld the circular temporarily.
The department issued a circular in this regard following objections raised by the Finance Department about wrong calculation of the Dearness Allowance (DA) amount.
According to officials, there is no provision to calculate arrears on DA, House Rent Allowance (HRA) and City Compensatory Allowance (CCA). The arrears are calculated only on basic pay. “But in this case, while giving arrears, they calculated the same even on DA, HRA and CCA along with basic pay. Now, we need to recover the same,” said a senior official.
The circular issued by the department asks those faculty members who have received arrears on DA, HRA and CCA to pay back the same. “The Finance Department has also raised objections and has asked us to recover the money,” the official added.At least 5,000 faculty members received arrears, ranging between Rs 20,000 and Rs 1.2 lakh.
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