Yielding under pressure from teacher’s organization, Bharathidasan University has started working to implement VII pay commission for its regular teachers in erstwhile constituent colleges.
While most state universities implemented VII pay commission for its regular teachers, BDU maintained status quo by refusing to implement the same to the 31 regular faculty members working in its constituent colleges. Of the total 4 constituent colleges under BDU that have been converted into government arts and science colleges recently, three of the colleges have 31 regular faculty members appointed by the university. While the regular faculty members working in the university have got their pay revised as per the VII pay commission, their counter parts in the constituent colleges are yet to have their pay revised.
The university kept on saying that state has asked to maintain status quo in the colleges that were converted into government arts colleges. Since all the 31 faculty members are in three out of four colleges whose conversion is under way, the university has decided to maintain status quo. On Monday, members from Association of university teachers (AUT) send bulk SMS to higher education secretary asking them to implement the VII pay commission to 31 regular faculty members.