June 2007

Pay of teachers in State medical colleges raised

# Non-practising allowance increased
# New salary to come into effect immediately

The State Cabinet on Monday decided to revise the pay scales of the teaching staff in its seven medical colleges.

Addressing presspersons after a Cabinet meeting, Minister for Medical Education V.S. Acharya said the Cabinet decided to pay non-practising allowance to lecturers, assistant professors, associate professors and professors; 40 per cent of their basic pay as academic allowance and
special allowance to those who had postgraduate degree and diploma.

Lecturers will be paid Rs. 8,000 as non-practising allowance per month, assistant professors Rs. 10,000, associate professors Rs. 15,000 and professors Rs. 17,000.

Special allowance

Besides, a sum of Rs. 3,000 would be paid as monthly special allowance to postgraduate lecturers, Rs. 6,000 to assistant professors, Rs. 9,000 to associate professors and Rs. 12,000 to professors, he said.

Following the decision, the monthly salary of lecturers would increase from Rs. 20,360 to Rs. 32,875; assistant professors from Rs. 29,300 to Rs. 46,200; associate professors from Rs. 35,144 to Rs. 59,062 and professors from Rs. 35,144 to Rs. 66,976, Dr. Acharya said.

Financial burden

The Government would incur Rs. 44.08 crore financial burden a year on account of the salary hike. To raise resources for increased salary, the medical colleges would be instructed to set aside 15 per cent of seats for Non-Resident Indians, Dr. Acharya said.

The increased salary would come into effect immediately and would apply to the teaching staff of medical colleges in Mandya, Hassan, Belgaum, Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Bellary, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Hubli, Bangalore Medical College and Mysore Medical College. The pay scale had been revised as per norms of the Medical Council of India, Dr. Acharya said.