The UGC has resolved to enhance the rates of Honorarium of Guest Faculty in universities and colleges consequent upon the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission
University Grants Commission
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. New Delhi 110002
Prof. Rajnish Jain
28th January, 2019
Subject: Revised guidelines for enhancement of the Rates of Honorarium of Guest Faculty.
The Commission in its 537th meeting held on 10th December, 2018 considered the issue of enhancement of the rates of Honorarium of Guest Faculty in universities and colleges consequent upon the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and resolved as follows :
1.The Honorarium for Guest Faculty be enhanced to Rs.1500/- per lecture subject to a maximum of Rs.50000/- per month,
2.The Guest Faculty be appointed only against sanctioned post. However, for the universities where the sanctioned posts are not adequate as per the teaching working load, the number of Guest Faculty to be appointed can be up to 20% over and above the sanctioned posts,
3.The qualification for Guest Faculty Shall be the same as those prescribed for the regular Assistant Professors of Universities/Colleges in UGC Regulations.
4.The Selection procedure for appointing Guest Faculty shall be the same as those of regularly appointed Assistant Professors. However, the composition of the Selection Committee shall be as follows:
(i)The Vice-Chancellor or his/her nominee shall be the Chairperson Of the Selection Committee
(ii) One expert in the concerned subject nominated by the Vice-chancellor.
(iii)Dean of the concerned Faculty, wherever applicable
(iv) Head/Chairperson of the Department’School
(v) An academician representing SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Women/Differently- abled categories to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor or Acting Vice-Chancellor, if any Of the candidates representing these categories is the applicant and if any of the above members of the Selection Committee does not belong to that category.
At least four members, including one outside subject expert shall constitute the quorum.
5.Guest Faculty will not be treated like regular teachers for the purpose of voting rights or for becoming the members of the various statutory bodies of the university.
6.The superannuated teachers may also be considered for engagement as Guest Faculty subject to a maximum age limit of 70 years.
7.The Guest Faculty will not be given the benefit of allowances, pension, gratuity and leave etc. as admissible to the regular teachers.
These guidelines will come into force effect from the date of issue of this letter.
The contents of the letter may be brought to the notice of the affiliated colleges/institutions also,