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CONSOLIDATED GUIDELINES FOR PLACEMENT OF LECTURER TO LECTURER (SENIOR SCALE) AND PROMOTION OF LECTURER (SENIOR SCALE) TO LECTURER (SELECTION GRADE)/READER UNDER CAREER ADVANCEMENT SCHEME, AS COMMUNICATED BY THE UGC AND APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

Date of implementation of the Scheme           -          27.07.1998 

A.            LECTURER (SENIOR SCALE)

(As mentioned in Para 2.2.0 of UGCís Regulations 2000 - communicated vide letter dated April 4, 2000) 

A Lecturer will be eligible for placement in a senior scale through a procedure of selection, if she/he has: 

(i)         Completed 6 years of service after regular appointment with relaxation of one year and two years, respectively, for those with M. Phil. and Ph.D. 

(ii)        Participated in one orientation course and one refresher course of approved duration or engaged in other appropriate continuing education programmes of comparable quality as may be specified or approved by the University Grants Commission.   

(iii)       Consistently satisfactory performance appraisal reports. 

B.            LECTURER (SELECTION GRADE)

(As mentioned in Para 2.3.0 of UGCís Regulations 2000 - communicated vide letter dated April 4, 2000) 

Lecturers in the Senior Scale who do not have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent published work, and who do not meet the scholarship and research standards, but fulfill the other criteria for the post of Reader, and have a good record in teaching and, preferably, have contributed in various ways such as to the corporate life of the institution, examination work, or through extension activities, will be placed in the Selection Grade, subject to the recommendations of the Selection Committee which is the same as for promotion to the post of Reader.  They will be designated as Lecturers in the Selection Grade.  They could offer themselves for fresh assessment after obtaining Ph.D. and/or fulfilling other requirements for promotion as Reader and if found suitable, could be given the designation of Reader. 

C.            READER (PROMOTION):

(As mentioned in Para 2.4.0 of UGCís Regulations 2000 - communicated vide letter dated April 4, 2000) 

A Lecturer in the Senior Scale will be eligible for promotion to the post of Reader through a process of selection by a Selection Committee to be set up under the statues/Ordinances of the University. 

(i)        Completed 5 years of service in the Senior Scale.

(ii)       Obtained a Ph.D. degree or has equivalent published work; 

(iii)       Made some mark in the areas of scholarship and research as evidenced e.g. by self-assessment, reports of referees, quality of publications, contribution to educational innovation, design of new courses and curricula and extension activities.

(iv)       After placement in the Senior Scale participation in two refresher courses/summer institutes of approved duration, or engaged in other appropriate continuing education programmes of comparable quality as may be specified or approved by the University Grants Commission, and

(v)        Possesses consistently good performance appraisal reports.   

D.            PARTICIPATION IN ORIENTATION/REFRESHER COURSES:   

(As mentioned in Para 2.7.0 of UGCís Regulations 2000 - dated April 4, 2000)   

The requirement of participation in orientation/refresher courses/summer institutes, each of at least 3 to 4 weeks duration and consistently satisfactory performance appraisal reports, shall be the mandatory requirement for Career Advancement from Lecturer to Lecturer (Senior Scale) and from Lecturer (Senior Scale) to Lecturer (Selection Grade)/Reader.   

The requirement for completing these courses would be as follows: 

(i)         For Lecturer to Lecturer (Senior Scale), one orientation course would be compulsory for University and College teachers.  Those without Ph.D. would be required to do one refresher course in addition.   

UGCís Clarification

(As communicated vide letter No. F.2-9/97(PS) dated May 17, 2001) 

(a)        A Ph.D. holder may be exempted for not having attended one course whether refresher or orientation courses as regards the eligibility for promotion under the Career Advancement Scheme to Lecturer (Sr. Scale)

(b)       M. Phil cannot be equated to Ph.D. in this regard. 

(ii)        Two refresher courses for Lecturer (Senior Scale) to Lecturer (Selection Grade). 

(iii)       The senior teachers like Readers/Lecturers (Selection Grade) and Professors may opt to attend two Seminars/Conferences in their subject area and present papers as one aspect of their promotion/selection to higher level or attend refresher courses to be offered by ASCs for this level. 

(iv)       Wherever the requirement of Orientation/Refresher Course has remained incomplete, the promotions would not be held up but these must be completed by the year 2004 (UGCís letter No. F-16/2002(PS) dated 22.10.2002) 

(v)        The teachers who are superannuating within next three years be exempted for attending Orientation/Refresher Course. (UGCís letter No. F-16/2002(PS) dated 22.10.2002).                       

E.        If the number of years required in a feeder cadre are less than those stipulated in guidelines, thus entailing hardship to those who have completed more than the total number of years in their entire service for eligibility in the cadre, may be placed in the next higher cadre after adjusting the total number of years (As mentioned in Para 2.8.0 of UGCís Regulations 2000 - communicated vide letter dated April 4, 2000) 

F.        COUNTING OF PAST SERVICE

(As mentioned in Para 8.0 of UGCís Notification No. F.3-1/94 (PS) dated 24.12.1998) 

Previous service, without any break as a Lecturer or equivalent, in a university, college, national laboratory, or other scientific organizations, e.g. CSIR, ICAR, DRDO, UGC, ICSSR, ICHR and as a UGC Research Scientist, should be counted for placement of lecturer in Senior Scale/Selection Grade provided that: 

(i)                The post was in an equivalent grade/scale of pay as the post of a Lecturer;

(ii)               The qualifications for the post were not lower than the qualifications prescribed by the
        UGC for the post of Lecturer;

(iii)              The candidates who apply for direct recruitment should apply through proper
       channels;

(iv)             The concerned Lecturers possessed the minimum qualifications prescribed by the
       UGC for appointment as Lecturers;

(v)              The post was filled in accordance with the prescribed selection procedure as laid
      down by the Universities/State Government/Central Government/Institutionís
      regulations;

(vi)            The appointment was not ad hoc or in a leave vacancy of less than one year duration. 
     Ad hoc service of more than one year duration can be counted provided-

(a)         the ad hoc service was of more than one year duration;

(b)        the incumbent was appointed on the recommendation of duly constituted Selection Committee; and

(c)        the incumbent was selected to the permanent post in continuation to the ad hoc service, without any break. 

 

(Dr. S.H. Hasan)
Registrar