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September 18, 2009

HRD abolishes Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) lecturer post

New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has abolished the post of Lecturers in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and has also revised their pay structures.

A fresh notification by the Ministry on the pay structures says that the post of lecturer-cum-post-doctoral fellows will be redesigned as Assistant Professors and they will be appointed on a contract basis.

The HRD Ministry said that, "Assistant Professors at IITs, IISc (Bangalore), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), NITIE (Mumbai) and IISERs, on completion of 3 years of service, shall move to Pay Band of Rs 37400-67000 (PB 4) with an Academic Grade Pay (AGP) of Rs 9000 and will, however continue to be designated as Assistant Professors".

The Ministry's notification also added that the age of superannuation of Librarians, the cadre of Physical Education Personnel of Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs); and Registrar and Finance Officer of IITs, IISERs, NITs, IISc (Bangalore) and Deemed-to-be-Universities, will be on par with the University Grants Commission (UGC), and hence be fixed at 62 years, subject to their possessing the qualifications and experience as prescribed by UGC from time to time.

The experience prescribed for the post of Professors - 'a minimum of 10 years' experience' has been re-termed as 'a minimum of 10 years' experience of which at least 4 years should be at the level of Associate Professor in IITs, IISc Bangalore, IIMs, NITIE Mumbai and IISERs.

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