Bhubaneswar, Jan 5:
The state government has decided to provide block grant to all eligible non-government colleges by June this year.
Besides, it has also decided to provide full grant to 662 category and 488 category non-government colleges.
The chief minister has approved the proposal submitted by the Higher Education department.
A notification to this effect would be issued very soon.
According to available sources, the state government has decided to provide full grant to 662 category non-government colleges in place of block grant in which a lecturer will receive monthly salary of Rs 14,317 while the demonstrator, librarian and PET will have a monthly salary of Rs 13,905.
The government, however, has decided not to provide any Dearness Allowance.
The revised salary of the staff of these 662 colleges would be paid with effect from January 1, 2014.
Presently, the lecturers of these colleges are drawing a monthly salary of Rs 5633 which is 40 percent of the block grant.
For the 488 category non-government colleges, the government has made provisions of grade salary, five increments and Dearness Allowance for the lecturers. The monthly salary of the lecturers would be Rs 15,985 while the demonstrator, librarian and PETs will have a monthly salary of Rs 15,525.
The revised salary of the staff of these colleges would be paid with effect from January 1, 2014.
The government has also decided to provide 40 percent block grant to the colleges that have been eligible by June, 2013. The teaching and non-teaching staff of these colleges would receive 60 percent of block grant salary after three years of service, 75 percent after six years and full salary grant after 8 years of service.
The decision of the government would benefit 150 colleges.
The sources also informed that the government has decided not to provide grant to any college after June 2013.