Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said a committee has been formed to look into University Grants Commission (UGC) Pay Review Committee report for implementing the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations.
Javadekar's remarks came as university and college teachers had threatened to go on strike on Wednesday regarding their demands concerning pay commission recommendations.
"Seventh Pay Review committee for implementing the recommendations (of the 7th pay commission) in educational institutions, universities and colleges has submitted its report to the Ministry. I have constituted a committee headed by Higher education secretary to study them," Javadekar said.
The All India Federation of University and College Teachers' Organisations (AIFUCTO)had threatened to launch a nationwide agitation.
The apex teachers association has been accusing the central government of maintaining secrecy over the pay review committee report which was submitted by the UGC to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on February 22 this year.
Javadekar said the committee headed by Secretary Higher Education and will have officials from Finance Ministry and other relevant offices. It will submit its final recommendations which will go to Cabinet.
"Those who had some doubt whether government is moving or not in this direction, let me dispel their doubts that we have already started action and soon they will get good news," Javadekar said.
He urged the education fraternity to try more vigorously to improve quality of education at all levels and "concentrate on study, examination and assessment work."
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