GUWAHATI, May 3 � The State Cabinet today cleared the way for revision of the pay scales of the teachers of universities, colleges, engineering colleges and polytechnics, while, the issue of revision of the pay scales of the teaching staff of the medical colleges will be finalized in the next meeting of the Cabinet.
Official sources said that the State Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi this evening, cleared the proposal for payment of the new UGC and AICTE pay scales to the teachers of the universities, colleges, engineering colleges and polytechnics. Sources said that provisions have been made in the State Budget for the current year for revision of pay scales.
Sources said that the Cabinet discussed the need for revision of the pay scales of the employees of the state public sector undertakings and directed the Personnel Department to examine the issue. Sources said that the Government has decided to divide the state PSUs into three categories � profit making, marginal and loss making. The employees of the profit making PSUs would get revised pay as per the sixth pay commission recommendations, while, the Personnel Department would examine the matter of pay revision of the employees of the other two categories of the PSUs.
Sources said that the Cabinet decided to bifurcate the Public Works Department and it would now have two commissioners. The PWD will now be bifurcated into PWD (Roads) and PWD (National Highway and Building). The Cabinet further decided to form a high power monitoring committee to ensure speedy implementation of the schemes announced in the State budget. Sources said that the Cabinet further said that the heads of the departments would be given special powers to ensure speedy implementation of the schemes.