PU set to revise honorarium, other benefits given to staff members

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 19, 2015 21:34 IST

Panjab University (PU) is mulling over revising the honorarium and other facilities, which are provided to the teaching staff members who are assigned addition duties by the university.

Regarding this, vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Grover had constituted a six-member committee for taking a policy decision regarding the revision of honorarium and other amenities extended to wardens and other officials of the PU.

The committee is of the opinion that a minimum honorarium of Rs 2,500, Rs 4,000 and Rs 6,000 per month should be given to assistant professors, associate professors and professors, respectively, on holding the additional charges of posts like dean university instructions (DUI), dean research, dean student welfare (DSW), dean international students, dean alumni relations, wardens, director sports, etc.

It has also been recommended that since wardens and the DSW have to incur expenditure on transport for going to hostels; office of the dean; and office of the vice-chancellor a number of times in a day, the wardens and DSW may be allowed Rs 800 and Rs 2,5000 as transport charges, respectively, per month.

The matter will now be placed before syndicate meet on January 25. Apart from that, the academic calendar for teaching department or regional centres of the PU will also be finalised in the upcoming next syndicate meeting.

The syndicate will also take decision on framing guidelines for granting extension of six months beyond two years for submission of PhD synopsis.

The decision on adopting procedures for release of the retirement benefits to the employees of the university such as pension, gratuity, leave encashment, etc. will also be taken.

Also, the proposal of granting travel-subsidy to teachers or officials for attending conferences or seminar within India will also be tabled in the meeting.

A five-member committee constituted by the V-C has also recommended that accommodation charges (Rs 500 per day) or actual expenditure on accommodation, whichever is less, should be allowed to teachers/officials for attending seminars or conferences.

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