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Punjab CM announces implementation of UGC pay scale for university teachers

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced to implement University Grant Commission's (UGC) pay scale as per seventh pay commission to the teachers of colleges and universities

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IANS  |  Chandigarh 



Chandigarh: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann speaks during a function to provide financial assistance to the kin of the farmers, who died during the protest over farm reform laws, in Chandigarh, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (PTI
Punjab's CM Bhagwant Mann

In a Teacher's Day gift to college teaching faculty, Chief Minister on Monday announced to implement University Grant Commission's (UGC) pay scale as per to the teachers of colleges and universities.

The Chief Minister said this was a long pending demand of the teachers, who had been eagerly waiting for this decision adding that this will come into force from October 1.

Striking an emotional chord with teachers, Mann said being the son of a teacher he is well aware of the problems faced by them.

He hoped that this would give a major relief to the teaching faculty in colleges and universities.

The Chief Minister also asserted that in order to impart quality higher education to students the state government has decided to overcome the shortage of teachers in colleges by recruitment of guest faculty teachers.

He said the government is committed to provide excellent higher education to the students and no stone will be left unturned for this noble cause. Mann also announced to enhance the honorarium of the guest faculty teachers.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, September 05 2022. 15:08 IST

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