Retirement age of lecturers’ in state run colleges may increase

Create: 07/19/2012 - 10:49

The Centre is likely to clear the proposal of allowing
states to decide the retirement age (Maximum 65 years) of lecturers in state
run colleges and universities. Earlier, the UPA government was insistent that
states should enhance the lecturers' retirement to 65 years to enable them to
get 80% of the arrears burden of state governments.

The arrears — at
least Rs 9,000 crore —went up since the Centre had asked the states in 2008 to
follow the Sixth Pay Commission scales that centrally- funded institutes
introduced in the same year, with retrospective effect from January 1, 2006.

The Central government has committed to bear 80% of the
increased arrears for the first four-year period — between April 1, 2006, and
March 31, 2010 — if states followed its order. Now, the government plans to
foot this sum only in the form of reimbursements in "two-three"
installments. This is likely to benefit around four lakh teachers across the
country.

The ministry cleared this proposal after a committee of
secretaries, headed by cabinet secretary, supported the state governments'
demand.

Sources said that there could be political reasons for
states to push the need for greater autonomy as far as fixing the retirement
age is concerned. "Some states might want to fix 60 or 62 years for
retirement so that fresh batch of qualified people can apply for jobs, and this
will also increase the scope of promotion for many lecturers," said a
senior government official.

The sixth pay package for teachers, based on which the
scales of centrally-funded institutes were revised, has a provision that
requires increasing the retirement age to 65 years. Presently, the retirement
age of teachers varies across states - from 58 to 60 years.

[Source: Times of India]

Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

The worst friends to University faculty is IAS lobbyists. IAS people make Indians to live in huts even after 60 years of independence. Now a days 4 rupee addition every month in a pass book system in Andhra in the place of Ration cards. I do not know whose IAS is behind this idea on poor people. Poor people of Andhra are ill treated by IAS officers.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Sir
This it state that all Engineering and polytechnic colleges are facing
problem of admissions even the eligibility criteria is reduced. The
standard of students are very poor and the percentage of students
leaving the course is also increasing day by day. Colleges are unable to run the institute properly due to short of students.
PROBLEM
10th pass student is not matured for diploma in engineering course
12 TH PASS students in not interested in diploma as the percentage
criteria for engineering is only 40%
SOLUTION
12th should be minimum qualification for diploma in engineering
After completion of Diploma with minimum 50 % marks should be criteria
for Degree in engineering.
Thus all 12th pass students will be available for 2 years compulsory diploma
All diploma passed students will be available for engineering colleges
and the standard of students will be best in all respects.
12 +2+2 formula will be best solution to solve the problem and
survival as well as standard quality of students.
All Engineering colleges should be eligible for two years diploma and
two year engineering
All polytechnic colleges can be converted to Engineering if they are
ready to provide facilities of Two year engineering

DKSANGHI M Pharm
Principal
Shri L.M.Institute Of Pharmacy
AMGAON 441902
Maharashtra

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Wisdom dawned on central government. The states must be allowed to decide the retirement age of the college & University teachers. It is ridiculous to compare the IAS and Univ. teachers. The Univ. teachers produce IAS officers. All the teachers perform their duties conscientiously. This is the sector where corruption is minimum because "no power no corruption". Remember, this world owes the teachers. I have not seen a single IAS officer who has never gone to school, college or Univ. !!!! The teachers' responsibility is subtle.

One who joined in the University service does not want to leave the service. There exist many who are qualified in the society want to come to the University service. Allow a teacher to continue in the service up to the age he prefer if and only he is producing at least two to three articles in referred journal or books by reputed publishers. But, do not allow anyone to continue in the service without minimum output after 50s. Majority of the teachers in India, Professorship is a termination point, where the productivity ends.
We cannot blame IAS officers, according to the proportion of seniority, an IAS officer’s work and responsibility increase. Through media I know a senior IAS Officer Mr. K. Jayakumar in Kerala (a learned lyricist), I think he is holding more responsibilities which at least four to five people can do. He must be jealous about his class mates now they are Professors in Universities now!
Therefore, before blaming “IAS lobbyists” we have to think why they do so, if they are doing!
P. Sreekumar, Dravidian University, AP
email: lingufranka@yahoo.com

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

What should the Educated young graduates to do if every state increases retirement age?? Did Young graduates should wait up to their age 60 to get a job in Govt. sector? The worst is yet come out. I think the young graduates should think before vote in next general election.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

This is a good move. Those who want to work after the retirement of the respective state can teach honorarily only !

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

This is going to be opposed by IAS lobbyists. A typical case of "God proposes and the Priest disposes"

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Retirement of college teachers in Kerala is now 56. It was 55 till the end of the last financial year. The last line of the news item needs to be corrected.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

centre should understand that state has many problem, if they increase the age of retirement of teachers, other govt. staff will demand for the same and it will difficult for them. also they have to keep in mind the new talent and give them oppurtinity.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

State governments doesn't want the experiences of teachers, Instead they want to make money during the new appointments. So they wont accept increasing the retirement age of teachers.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

It is very debatable issue on which one can debate both for and against it. However, it would be more appropriate if the retirement age is uniform across the states as there is no logic behind respective state deciding on the age limit for the retirement. A few argue that why there should be an age limit to retire while a few argue that there should be an age limit so that qualified would be employed or promoted. Age limit for retirement should be left to the respective universities, who would decide weighing pros and cons. However, once the age limit is fixed by the respective university, should not be changed very frequently and should inform well in advance to the faculty of the university about the change in retirement age. It is however painful for one to accept retirement having served for so many years.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Postponement of any problem is not the solution and sometimes it becomes devil. Politricks by politicians can only be challenged by IAS Officers and/or Youth only. India is strong by its Youth. If youth are neglected it may lead to retardation. If youth is angry the lobbyists becomes hungry. Those who are physically/economically strong even after the age of 58-60 and wish to continue their service may be suggested for free social service.
An average Indian woman lived three years more than her male counterpart in 2009. While a woman lived for 66 years, the LE of an Indian man stood at 63 years. At the turn of the century, an Indian woman lived for 62 years while a man lived till 60. (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-05-16/india/29548151_1_...)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Dear Sir,
I categorize Educational Institutes as below:
1. University Departments.
2. Government Colleges.
3. Private but Govt. Aided Colleges.
4. Private Non-aided Colleges.
Shortage of Teachers is only in last category where Teachers are not paid as per norms; as they are not paid as per norms, they do not prefer to join Colleges which are Non-aided; and even if they join, they do so for an year or two or till they get a placement which will fulfill their needs in future so they can think of settling in life. In colleges belonging to categories 1, 2, & 3 there is shortage due to inability of the Govt. to fill up the posts on permanent basis for various reasons which are not mentioned here. In most of the fields, candidates having P.G as well as Doctorate degrees are not getting suitable jobs and are therefore jobless. Exception may be perhaps Medical field where a Doctor can literally mint money; at least he can dream of that. If we consider any other branch / field including Engineering, Pharmacy, Arts, Science, Commerce, Education etc. there are "N" number of unemployed candidates, crossing limits age and becoming "Not-eligible" for any type of employment. If we go on increasing the retirement age of Teachers, as we have been doing in last few years, where will the aspiring Teachers go? When will the question of Un-employment be solved? When will they get a chance to join Teaching jobs in University dept., or a Govt. College or a Private Govt. aided College ? It is high time that a serious thought needs to be given to this issue before it is too late.

S.S.Manwatkar.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

@Dr S V Lakshmana Rao,
The youth of India-2012 is neither so strong to understand the intricacies of life (personal/social) nor do they have that spirit and sense of being a citizen of this country. No youth, at-least a majority of them are not concerned about others instead they want to lead an easy life abandoning their parents, teachers and other senior citizens. India is strong only of the youth-population per se, not of their quality and strengths. Which youth seriously and sincerely wants to be a teacher without bothering about pay-package? If yes there are then how many are there?
You are also talking about abandoning the people crossing 60. If youth is strong let them give free service with dedication, the government will provide food and shelter, will they do it?
You should say, "all inactive beyond-60s should retire or provide free service".

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Please release the arrears amount in only one installment as soon as possible.
Since many teachers would retire without arrears.
The raising retirement age to 65 is acceptable since many teachers would get the promotion benefit and students are benefited by experienced teachers.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

fresh batch of qualified people can apply for jobs,
there is already crunch of qulified teachers. so raising the age to 65 will nor block opportunities. Regarding promotion UGC has already laid rules to benifit faculties under CAS irrespective of openings available.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Retirement of university and college teachers should be uniform in all the states and the Union govt should strictly implement it.

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