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Pay scales for ICAR scientists are adapted from the University Grants Commission's (UGC) scales for teachers. Hence, revised pay scales of ICAR Scientists shall be exactly same as per the M/O HRD letter dated 02.11.2017. The date of implementation of the above revised pay shall be 1st January 2016.
The rationalized entry pay for Scientist in the pay band of Rs. 15600-39,000 with RGP of Rs 6000, 7000 and Rs. 8000 will be Rs. 57,700, Rs. 68,900 and Rs. 79,800, respectively.
iii) The rationalized entry pay of Senior Scientist in Pay Band of Rs 37400-67,000 with RGP of Rs 9000 will be Rs. 1,31,400 whereas entry pay of Principal Scientist, HOD/HoRS/Project Coordinator/ADGs/Directors/Project Directors/National Fellow in same pay band with RGP of Rs. 10,000 will be Rs 1,44,200.
iv) Director (NAARM), National Professor & DDG will draw entry pay of Rs 2,10,200 whereas Directors of IARI, IVRI, NDRI & CIFE will be given special allowance of Rs. 5000/-.
In December 2017, the governing body of ICAR considered the revision of pay scales of ICAR scientists as per the recommendations of the 7th CPC Pay Review Committee of UGC/MHRD and approved the proposal.
The governing body considered the proposal to grant HAG scale to the ICAR scientists in line with UGC under MHRD. The governing body approved the adoption of HAG scale in ICAR for 20% of the strength of principal scientists, based on their performance, and all ADGs and directors of the institutes. Whoever earns HAG will continue to draw this grade even after the completion of his/her tenure as Director/ADG/DDG. However, providing this higher grade will require the approval of the Finance Ministry before implementation.
Pay Fixation Method (7th Pay)
- In the new system as per 7th CPC, concept of research pay and pay band is changed to level and Cells. The first level (Corresponding to RGP of Rs 6000) is numbered as RL 10. Other levels are 11, 12, 13A, 14 and 15. Fitment factor or Index of Rationalization is 2.67 for RGP less than Rs.10,000 and 2.72 for the AGP of Rs 10,000 and above.
- The pay matrix is shown in the table shown below in the snap.
- On January 1, 2016, the existing pay (Existing Pay in Pay Band + RGP) in the pre-revised pay as on 31st December, 2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57. The figure (product so arrived) is to be located in the Level (corresponding to pay band and RGP in the new Pay Matrix. Equal or next higher cell in the Level (if equal is not available) shall be the revised pay. In case figure arrived is less than the first cell then pay shall be fixed in the 1st Cell of that Level.
- If more than two stages are bunched together, one additional increment (3%) may be given for every two stages bunched.
Whenever an employee gets a promotion, he would be given a notional increment in his existing Level of Pay (moving to next higher cell) and the pay in the cell be located in the new Level to corresponding post (promoted one).
Important change as per 7th CPC is that there shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, First January and first July of every year. Earlier there was a single date for grant of increment ( First July). However, increment date will depend on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation.Rate of increment is 3 percent. Annual increment is given in the pay matrix table.
Important Features of ICAR Pay Scales
- It has only three designations for scientists: Scientist, Senior Scientist, and Principal Scientist.
- The term “Research Grade Pay” (RGP) shall be used in place of "Grade Pay" for the scientists.
- Different RPGs of Rs. 6000, Rs.7000, Rs. 8000, Rs.9000, and Rs.10000 have been approved for scientists.
- Since CAS system is devised in such a manner that Scientists possessing higher qualifications (M. Phill, Ph.D.) may progress faster than their counterparts having only PG degrees, there shall be no incentives in the form of advance increments for obtaining any higher qualifications. .
- All allowances will continue to be drawn at the old rates until allowances are revised by M/O HRD. NPA will also be revised later with other allowances.
- Age of superannuation will remain unchanged as 62 years for Scientific cadre.
Amendments Made in December 2017
The following amendments have been approved by the governing body in its meeting in December 2017.
1. Promotion from Scientist RGP Rs. 6000/- to Scientist Rs.7000/-: No change. Continue as per the existing system.
2. Promotion from Scientist (Sr. Scale) to Sr. Scientist (i.e. RGP Rs. 7000/- to Rs.8000/-): The top 90 percentile of scientists due for assessment in a particular year should be promoted subject to their securing 70% marks on the scorecard.
3. Promotion from Sr. Scientist (RGP 8000) to Sr. Scientist ( RGP Rs. 9000/-): The top 80 percentile of scientists due for assessment in a particular year should be promoted subject to their securing 70% marks on the scorecard.
4. Promotion from Sr. Scientist (RGP 9000) to Pr. Scientist ( RGP Rs. 10000/-): The top 70 percentile of scientists due for assessment in a particular year should be promoted subject to their securing 70% marks on the scorecard.
Career Advancement Scheme
Here is the eligibility to move from a lower RGP to a higher one:
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- From RGP 6000-7000:
- four years for those possessing Ph.D.
- five years for those possessing M. Phil/M.V. Sc/M.Sc (Ag)/M.F. Sc/M. Tech
- six years for those neither having M. Phil nor Ph.D
- From RGP 7000-8000:
- five years in RGP of 7000
- From RGP 8000-9000:
- three years service in RGP of 8000
- From RGP of 9000 to 10000:
- Three years service in RGP of 9000 and must obtain a Ph.D.
Few Tips to Succeed
As evident from the eligibility period given above, Scientists moving from RGP 6000 and 7000 get sufficient time to conduct research work, draft reports and publish their work compared to those moving from 8000 or 9000 to higher RGP as these get only three years' time for assessment of their work. Scientists in 8000 or below RGP are assessed within institutes by DPCs but those in 9000 RGP are assessed by ASRB for upward movement to 10000 RGP.
This scheme became effective in January 2009. Since the scorecard system was implemented for career advancement, many deserving scientists have failed to score the minimum score due to their casual approach in filling their assessment proforma. It takes a lot of time and requires great attention to individual items since many items score very low (0.5 -2 marks/item). NAAS scoring is another important aspect for research papers. Few tips are given below to Senior Scientists involved in research and serving in RGP 9000 for promotion to Principal Scientist in the 10000 RGP.
- For promotion from Senior Scientist to Principal Scientist, a researcher should try to acquire at least 60 marks out of 80 marks (excluding interview & presentation) so that he or she attains 75 marks (minimum marks needed for promotion) out of 100 marks assuming 15 or more marks in the interview.
- One need to fill up a form appended at the end of score card in which list of enclosures/supporting documents in respect of each of the items in the score card has to be furnished mentioning page number of each item. This should be filled with utmost care clearly indicating page number of each item. Competent authority needs to verify that all the items exits on the given page number. Therefore, assesses should devote sufficient time for making entries in the score card. It may require somewhere between a week to month time.
- Ensure maximum involvement in institutional or external research projects as Principal Investigator (PI) or CO- PI to secure maximum or as much as possible marks out of 15 marks assigned to achievement in research.
- Scientists need to describe their achievements in terms of innovative technology development, participatory technology developed, variety released, technology commercialized, patents filed etc. They should read items carefully and list these items carefully in the assessment form since this section carries substantial (17) marks.
- Item ‘Technology spread and impact across the system’ carries 3 marks. If there is any variety or technology that has been widely accepted, provide its detail. There is a scope to give a list of research papers (max. 3) that has been cited by many researchers. It can be found from Google Scholar that provides no. of citations for individual research paper.
- If a scientist is involved in teaching or guided students as guide or Co-Guide, 5 marks are achievable depending on magnitude of work. This section includes many items such as Technology Inventory prepared, monitoring of trials, success stories, customized instruction materials, advisories, filed day, farmers’ fair organized etc. to claim 5 marks.
- Scientists should endeavour to publish three to four research papers in NAAS rated journals and publishing as first author helps to secure more marks than as co-author. If one succeeds to publish 3 or 4 research papers (as needed as per the score card) as first author even in research journals assigned 4-6 NAAS rating, chances becomes very fair to get promoted.
- Publications other than research papers are assigned 5 marks. These include edited books, booklets of 25 -110 pages, popular articles, technical papers etc. Try to publish as per the items and their marks given in the score card.
- Scientists must create a google scholar account. In peer recognition/international recognition column, h-index etc. need to be furnished depending on the citation of research papers. Read it carefully and fill it using google scholar account.
- Scientists need to attend national and international seminars and workshop and deliver lectures as it helps to secure few marks. Try to get certificate of attendence as these certificates are needed as evidences to support participation claims. Awards for the best research papers or poster are also importantas these adds to securing marks.
Questions & Answers
Question: Why would ICAR oppose UGC giving incentives for higher qualifications?
Answer: ICAR follows UGC pay packages and the UGC Pay Package committee didn't recommend incentives for higher qualifications.
Question: If I worked at an ngo kvk as SMS and got selected as Program coordinator in the pay scale of 15600-39100 AGP8000 subsequently i joined in SAU as assistant professor with AGP 6000 for want of job security. I want to get my previous with AGP 8000 protected at SAU, how to get it?
Answer: If you are serving in ICAR or University KVK, you will not be allowed to apply in a lower scale post. However if you are from NGO KVK, your pay will be from the organization being offered.
Question: What is the policy at ICAR and SAUs regarding pay protection of an incumbent from other icar projects like no kvks?
Answer: Pay of incumbants from KVKs is protected into their entry to ICAR & SAUs.
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Umr on April 13, 2020:
I worked in an NGO kvk in Agp 8000 for 14 months and joined in SAU in agp 6000 , for cas promotion which stage i have apply after probation of 2 yrs, whether for Agp 8000 or Agp 9000
MK CHAUDHARI on July 09, 2019:
Sir what is the implementation date for new CAS in ICAR
Harshad Mashru on June 20, 2019:
I am working as Assistant Professor. Presently, I am in AGP-Rs. 8000 and likely to complete 3 years in this AGP. I am in non Ph.D category, now in 7th pay, can I get Associate Professor scale or not?.
Numbers of scientist have same situation. Please guide us.
Crusader (author) on August 13, 2018:
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Dr. Shailendra Shrivastava on June 06, 2018:
What about Employees holding Ph.D degree in the capacity of TA/ Prog. Asstt/ Trg. Asstt (doing job of teaching, Research & extension), in SAU govern both by State Govt. & ICAR, shall they have chance for promotion to AP/ Scientists cadre as has been given in Dharwad, Anand Agriculture University to Demonstrator and Field Officer
Dr. G. Logiswaran on April 10, 2018:
There are no orders for the fixation of Pension who retired after serving ICAR
Raghuveer Singh on March 31, 2018:
Sir what is the implementation date for new CAS in ICAR
BV Ramana Rao on March 19, 2018:
My case is similar to that of Dr.DP Singh. I joined ICAR as Scientist S 3 on 29th November 1979. I got promotion as Scientist S 4 through Assessment by ASRB. After introduction of UGC Scales , I am redisignated as Principal Scientist was fixed at 4500 basic whereas a person who was Junior to me and joined as Scientist S 3 and joined in December 1979 was placed at 4800 rupees basic in UGC SCALES as principal Scientist although he could not get promotion as S 4 Scientist through assesment by ASRB. I suffered loss and faced humiliation of drawing lesser pay than my Junior despite working hard and getting promotion through Assessment. . It only shows that ICAR has no respect for merit, talent and hard work.
Dr. R.S.Mehta on May 17, 2017:
Under distortion transfer policy of ICAR, I got transfer from ICAR-NRCSS, Ajmer to ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur and accordingly joined duty on 05.04.2017 at ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur and on 26.04.2017 I have been posted at ICAR-CAZRI Regional Station Pali 70 KM away from CAZRI, Jodhpur headquarter.Please confirm whether Iam eligible to claim second transfer TA and joining time from CAZRI, Jodhpur to ICAR-CAZRI RRS Pali
Dr D P Singh on May 17, 2017:
I was a direct entrant as Scientist S-2 in Feb 1972,then direct S-3 in September 1979 and got promoted as S-4 on assessment from July 1985. On 1.1.86 my pay was fixed on 4500 with next increment on
July 1986 while pay of those S-3s who cold not be promote to S-4 got fixed on 4500+150=4650 pm. S-4 being senior grade was denied antidating of the increment equal to those S-3s who were junior to me. The reason given was that becoming S-4 lost the advantage of antidating because S-3 S-4 are two separate grades. The most important point is that during 4cpc Grades S-3 and S-4 were merged. It's really funny that despite being senior my increment date was from July ie 6 month later every year.
I understand in the previous cpcs in such situations seniors were
promoted/ or increment antidated to them. The above anamoly continued till my retirement ( March 2007) and resulted in fixation of my pension relatively at lower level. It's a heavy loss financially and psychologically of course.
Is there any principle/ rule to set this embarrassing situation corrected
Dr. Raghupathi.D on February 24, 2017:
The health index- of average Indians life span has been extended 65 years, because of medical advancement. The superannuation at 60 years of age is pre-mature retirement, at this age, normally an individual's wisdom exhuming stage and willing to share one 's acquired accumulated experiences, with the fellow colleagues, students and family members. Ordering such ripened individuals to go home, in my opinion it is pre-mature harvest of fruit. To enjoy the fullest use of it for organizational development, the superannuation has to go up to 65 years, not 60.
Funny Guy on January 19, 2017:
I joined ICAR as Scientist S 3 during November 1979 through direct selection by ASRB , I got promoted as Scientist S 4 during July 1985 after five yearly assessment conducted by ASRB. From January 1986 I became principal Scientist with implementation of UGC Scales. I served as Head of the Division (1979 to 1984 ) and as Project Coordinator (1984 to 1994). During 1994 suddenly ICAR found that I am not qualified to be a Head of the Division or Project Coordinator after serving in these positions with distinction for more than 14 years as I am not having Ph.D degree although I had more than 50 publications in International Journals apart from more than 100 papers in Indian Scientific journals. I was not given charge as officiating Director when the position fell vacant and person who worked as Junior to me under my supervision and guidance was given charge as officiating director which was great humiliation for me. I swallowed my pride and continued to work with great humiliation till my retirement due to family responsibilities and personal commitments.
a hard workinf ICAR Scientist on January 01, 2017:
What is the future of ICAR for pay commission? whther ICAR will get 7th pay commission or not?
MSR on December 11, 2016:
Some scientists join as a Sr Scientist in ICAR through Direct recruitment in PB-3 during 2006-2009. In some institute service rendered as Assistant Prof. in University in pay scale of 12000-18500 have been taken into consideration for granting PB-4 with RGP 9000 inICAR. But in some institute within ICAR itself scientists required to serve for three year as Sr Scientist in PB-3 with RGP 8000 for grant of PB-4. Some on may clarify what is correct on following aspect
1. Whether scientist is to serve for three year in PB-3 with RGP as Sr Scientist for grant of PB-4 in RGP 9000
2. Whether service rendered as Assist Prof. pre revised scale of 12000- 18500 in university may be combined with service rendered as Sr. Scientist in PB-3 with RGP 8000 in ICAR for grant of PB-4 wit RGP 9000.
Gandu on September 22, 2016:
ICAR is a wonderful organisation. The problem with ICAR is that they will go on repeated changing qualifications and service rules at will which will be great humiliation to very senior scientific staff
Ganesh on August 31, 2016:
I am scientist of ICAR did inservice Ph D on 27/2/2009 and got benefit of 3 non compounded Ph D increments. I got Sr. Sci post through direct recruitment (AGP 8000/-) at another ICAR institute on 1/09/2012. After that I got Sr. Sci (PB-4,AGP-9000/-) selection through direct recruitment at my parent institute on 1/8/2013. I was getting Ph D increments benefit in PB-3 and in PB4 till to date. Now they have refixed my pay of PB4 and withdrawn Ph D increments and recovery will be started from back date i.e from 1/08/2013. Please advice whether the benefit of Ph D increments taken in PB3 should be continued after entering in PB4 OR not?
Sri on July 23, 2016:
My age is 53 years, & working in SAU as Astt.professor . Can i be eligible for Senior scientist post by direct selction
dr sk tak on July 09, 2016:
I would like to know about inservice phd incentives beacuse we are serving in SKNAU.jobner without any phd benifit, please attach UGC regulation amended in this context OR help otherwise,
Crusader (author) on November 14, 2015:
Dear Asha, ICAR has changed the designation of SMS and nobody is clear about the fate of old SMS. Pl. wait for clarifications from ICAR in this regard and other way is to move court but it is not advisable at this stage. So please wait for some time.
asha tulala on September 25, 2015:
Dear crusader, i was appointed as SMS in a ICAR funding NGO at Bhagavathula charitable trust,andhra pradesh in this month .Shall i get pay according to next PRC in future? What about job security?
B A Monpara on August 20, 2015:
I am in need of your guidance in the following matter:
I am working in the Junagadh Agricultural University(State Govt. Undertaking) and benefited with Career Advancement Scheme before 1.1.2006 from Associate Professor to Professor (PROMOTION) in the Pay sale 16400 -22400, which was in 6th Pay commission revised in pay band 37400-67000 + 10000 AGP and now I am drawing basic pay 69,720/- (59720+10000 AGP). To remove the world “PROMOTION” from my designation, I appeared in direct selection and have been selected as Professor and it equivalent post in the same pay band 37400-67000 + 10000 AGP in the same university, i.e. Junagadh Agricultural University with probation period of two years. I joined my new duty on 24.03.2015. Now, my pay is fixed as 69,720/-(59720+ 10000AGP) at 24.03.2015 with Date of Next Increment 1-7-2016. So, there is no monitory benefit due to direct selection, but I do have loss of one increment which was due on 1-7-2015 in original position.
Kindly guide me that pay fixation done by authority is correct or not. If no, then what should be my protected pay on 24.03.2015 and Date of Next Increment?
puneet on February 26, 2015:
does npa counts for icar sr scintist retirment benifit...
Samatha on September 19, 2014:
I am working as a bank clerk since 3years.My qualification is B.sc MPC. Am i eligible to appear for ICAR Assistant D exam? If eligible, then please tell me the initial gross salary payable?
susmita mandi on May 12, 2014:
Is there any increment facilities in the post of sms of kvk?
MSR on April 27, 2014:
I worked as a training Associate in the pre revised pay scale of 2200-4000 in KVK of NGO for 15 month from Jan 1992 to March 1993 and subsequently joined ICAR as scientist in the same pay scale . However, I got one increment in KVK but in ICAR, I was appointed in the minimum of the pay scale. I represented the institute where I was place but they denied pay protection and the I represented to ICAR for pay protection but no reply received even after sending 2-3 reminder. I have got three promotion in ICAR but my past 15 month service in KVK, NGO not considered in CAS. However, I got three promotion based on service in ICAR. Can I again pursue the matter for pay protection and counting of past service of 15 month in KVK NGO even after passing more than 20 years. Please guide so that I may take up the matter accordingly.
AKSLK on April 06, 2014:
Can you upload the order of UGC which says or explains that Associate professor becomes eligible for Professorship on the day of award of Ph.D. if one completes 3 years as Associate professor in 9000 AGP
M Sinha on March 19, 2014:
I am trying to varify my father's pension. Born on 10.01.1931 he retired on 31.07.1991 as Pr. Scientist in ICAR. He expired on 01.Sep.2012 at the age of 81 years. Could you please guide us to calculate correct amount of the family pension (my mother is currently 81 years old).
Dr.Vinita Singh on March 16, 2014:
I have joined as Assistant Professor in 27 Nov.2001,and Ph.D. awarded on 13 july 2006.According to ICAR norms when will I get my selection grade.Will it be nine years after joining?
Crusader (author) on February 09, 2014:
Dear AKSLK, it appears you could not get it correctly. There is anomaly in CAS system of ICAR & UGC. In case of direct recruitment to PS, a Senior Scientist becomes eligible only if he has served for three years in RGP of Rs 9000 after getting awarded Ph.D. However, in case of UGC CAS, an Associate Professor would become eligible the day he gets awarded Ph.D. after completing three years in AGP of Rs 9000/-.
AKSLK on February 09, 2014:
Can you clear the rule based on which you say that Senior Scientist having completed 3 years or more will get PS the day he acquires PhD.
M A Anjana on December 31, 2013:
I am selected as a Asstt. Prof. in SAU in Aug, 2001 and got Sr. Scale in Aug, 2007, copleted my Ph D in Oct., 2010. Please clarify that in which year I got AGP 8000 and AGP 9000. I fullfil all the other requirements for the CAS e.g. Tainings etc.
nagendra on December 22, 2013:
please guide me and give me an explanation to my question
a person from Sr.scientist got promoted to PS after 3 years of service with rgp 9000 after aquiring phd under CAS in this case his rgp is raised to 10000 now his pay becomes 40240 + 10000 rgp will he get one increment @ 3% for this enhanced 1000 rgp or both for pay+rgp? one annual increment is already given on 1.7.13 but university given the promotion in november 2013 clearly saying that monetary benefit from 3.2.13(date on which he completed 3 years service) will he get increment if yes then how many
pay as on 2.2.13. is 40240 + 90000
as on 3.2.13 pay is 40240 + 10000 ( completed 3 years)
pay as on 1.7.13 is 41270 + 9000 ( after annual increment)
please tell me how to caliculate his monetary benefits and arrears
Crusader (author) on December 17, 2013:
Dear Nagendra, no increment is admissible to PS. One is entitled for three advance increments if he acquires Ph.D during the continuance of the cadre of Sr. Scientist. Increments are admissible only to Sr. Scientists. Its a tricky situation if one becomes PS on the day of award of Ph.D. However, one has to complete three years in 9000 RGP after the award of Ph.D. in the ICAR. As per UGC pay package, all the teachers are designated as "Associate professor" and they becomes eligible for Professorship on the day of award of Ph.D. if one completes 3 years as Associate professor in 9000 AGP.
nagendra on December 17, 2013:
if a person completes 3 years of service in agp 9000 after acquiring phd , and promoted as ps in cas how many increments will be given to that person
HR on October 22, 2013:
I joined as assistant prof in june 2005 and did my refresher courses as requirement. in sixth pay to move from AGP 6000 to 7000 u need to do an orientation and a refresher which when we did was not needed. I am eligible foe AGP 7000 from June 2009i.e. 4 years with Ph.D. Our SAU finally says after asking for our Self appraisal performa that I am not eligible as I did not do my orientation and all recruited after 2005 were in the same category. Please let me know as to who has to conduct the orientation? My university conducted orientation programme in 2010 and in three batches . They gave the promotion from stage 1-2 from the date of completion of orientation putting juniors first and seniors after coz the seniors got the chance to complete their orientation in third batch. Kindly guide as we are at a great loss as in 2014 we are eligible for stage three and if they count the orientation we go behind for two years in promotion
AKSLK on October 07, 2013:
Dear Hub Manager
Thanks for your advise. I am seriously considering to move to court within near future. Some similar cases (2-3) I am in contact but I dont have any idea about others who are directly selected Sr. Sci.
Once again Tanks very much.
Crusader (author) on October 06, 2013:
This is difficult to understand why ICAR is treating its Scientist's differently when it is following UGC pay package. It has to follow UGC pay package in toto. UGC has designated lecturer (SG) as Associate Professor but ICAR designated its Scientists(SG) as Scientist. This clause has made all the difference. This discrimination, however, will not stand a single hearing in the court. You do not have any other option left at your hand and the legal way remains the only path left to redress your grievances. As per the reliable sources, many employees have represented their case but failed to get any assurance. You may get in touch with Scientists having similar fate and associating their cases with you strengthen your case in the court.
AKSLK on October 06, 2013:
Pl. refer my problem stated (direct selected Sr. Scientist (2001), placed in PBIV with RGP 9000 - w.e.f. 01.01.2006, completed PhD in 2011). I am denied by ASRB and ICAR for CAS after completion of PhD.
Can you quote similar cases in ICAR n University.
Do I move to court for justice.
Dr.D.Uma Maheswara Rao on October 05, 2013:
In response to your comment on my previous query. I worked in an NGO KVK since April, 2000 in pay scales 8000-275-13500 till jan,2006 and 15600-39,100 with AGP 5,600(there is no CAS at NGO KVKs) and subsequently I was selected as Program coordinator in the same KVK through interview and palced in 15,600-39,100 AGP 8000 IN April,2012.But due insecurity in the NGO KVK, I was shifted to SAU after selected as Assistant professor (15,600-39,100 AGP 6000) in june,2013.since the SAU dont consider my NGO KVK experience for direct selection as Associate professor at SAU. The SAU oficials told that NGO KVK experience will be considered for CAS and will be promoted as Associate proessor through CAS after probation declared at SAU.
Dr.D.Uma Maheswara Rao on October 04, 2013:
In response to your comment on my previous query. I worked in an NGO KVK since April, 2000 in pay scales 8000-275-13500 till jan,2006 and 15600-39,100 with AGP 5,600(there is no CAS at NGO KVKs) and subsequently I was selected as Program coordinator in the same KVK through interview and palced in 15,600-39,100 AGP 8000 IN April,2012.But due insecurity in the NGO KVK, I was shifted to SAU after selected as Assistant professor (15,600-39,100 AGP 8000) in june,2013.since the SAU dont consider my NGO KVK experience for direct selection as Associate professor at SAU. The SAU oficials told that NGO KVK experience will be considered for CAS and will be promoted as Associate proessor through CAS after probation declared at SAU.
AKSLK on October 01, 2013:
As mentioned earlier, I am directly recruited Senior Scientist in 2001 by virtue of possesing M. Tech and reqd experience. Got PBIV+ 9000 w.e.f. 01/01/2006. Completed PhD in 2009. Not considered for career advancement scheme, reason given by council to further complete 3 years as a Sr. Sci. in PBIV+9000 after date of award of PhD. I am representing from last 1 and half yr. ICAR says they are clarifying with MHRD. I am not hopeful they will come out with positive. I am in huge loss.
What should I do? Do I move to court for justice?
Crusader (author) on September 30, 2013:
Your case is not very clear to understand. You say on one hand that you are promoted to AGP 8000 and you also say that you have joined in a lower AGP in university. Past service is counted in ICAR and also in the universities but you need experience in the AGP 8000 to get promoted to AGP 9000. First of all you need to get your pay protected and fixed in the AGP 8000 and then think of promotion to AGP 9000.
Dr.D.Uma Maheswara Rao on September 28, 2013:
I worked as program coordinator in an NGO-KVK for 13 years and promoted to the scale 15600-39100 and AGP 8000. Now i joined as scientist in the university with a scale of 15600-39100 with AGP 6000 in 2013. will my previous service in NGO-KVK will be considered for CAS and will be given the scale of 37400-67000 AGP 9000 after probation
Dr.a.k.singh on July 17, 2013:
Directly recruited Senior Scientist July 2009 with Ph.D. I am eligible for Ph.D. increments. So far I did not get any. I had done Ph.D. while in service without taking leave.
Dr.A.K.Singh on March 01, 2013:
any one in ICAR joined after july 2009 as senior scientist got PB-4
Ranjit on January 19, 2013:
I am presently working as Principal Scientist in ICAR. I was Sr. Scientist with more than 4 years service as on 1.1.2006. Then I was recruited as Principal Scientist thrugh Direct Recruitment (by ASRB) with effect from 25th June, 2007.
I was placed in PB IV with a pay of Rs. 37400 + RGP of Rs. 9000 as on 1.1.2006. Subsequently, As per the MHRD notification (as provided at XIV), I should have been given a minimum pay of Rs. 43000 + RGP of Rs. 10000 from the date of my joining the post of Principal Scientist i.e. 25.06.2007 as I was directly recruited. However, contrary to the rules, I was denied Minimum pay of Rs. 43000 + 10000, and instead given only 40890 + 1000o as on 25.06.2007 as per the Fitment Table 5. Now, I would like to know whether Fitment Tables can be referred to for fixing pay as on 25.06.2007 , i.e. one and half year later to 1.1.2006.
Please clarify this and suggest me as to what to do to get justice in this case.
Thank you and expecting a clarification from any one at an early date.
rao on January 19, 2013:
Can u give details on how scientists got ph. d increments twice in the earlier policy.
As per the present policy a scientist/ Assistant Professor who joins without Ph.D and completes the Ph.D after 14 years gets a pay of PB4 with 3 increments. On the other hand one who joins with Ph.D, would be receiving a pay of PB4 with 2 increments after 14 years of service. Though both of them appears to be having 14 years of service, the one joined without Ph. D avails a study period of 3 years out of these 14 yeras and actually working for 11 years only for the organisation.
Though on paper it appears that Ph.D degree holders are given benefits, major benefits in terms of service, increments for longer period of service are given to those who join without Ph.D.
Crusader (author) on January 17, 2013:
Benefit of increments is allowed once in service life. Some of the Scientists got it twice and due to this reason increments were withdrawn. Disparity is already there.Several Scientists(SG) were placed in PB IV w.e.f. 1-1-2006 whereas many with Ph.D. got promoted through CAS as Sr. Scientist w.e.f. 1-1-2006 and placed in PB III with RGP of 8000. Such Scientists got placement in PB IV on 1.1.2009 after completion of 3 years in RGP 8000. Funny thing is such Scientists became eligible for PS just after completing 3 years in PB IV say on 1.1.2012. On the other hand Scientists (SG) placed in PB IV with RGP of 9000 had to serve 3 complete years in RGP 9000 after award of Ph.D. This is in complete violation of equal pay for equal work. ICAR is adopting UGC package but UGC has changed the designation of Lecturer (SG) to Associate Professor on placement to PB 4 and it made them eligible to Professor on the date of award of Ph.D. Hence, ICAR is not following UGC in toto and changing UGC regulations to its whims and fancies for ICAR Scientists.
rao on January 17, 2013:
As per guidelines, increments on account of Ph D are withdrawn when one moves to Ph.D. as there is a significant jump in pay scales. Movement from PB 3 to PB 4 is also given to those who are in Selection grade. If Ph.D incremnts are given to Selection grade in PB 4 and removing the same benefit to all others who completed Ph.D before coming to PB4, would it not be creating disparity in pay and demotivating.
Crusader (author) on January 16, 2013:
Yes for Sr. Scientist cadre only since Ph.D. is essential requirement for principal Scientist post.
rao on January 16, 2013:
Can increments for Ph.D completion be given in Pb-4 category, specially for Selection Grade Lecturers.
Sudhanandh. V.S on January 11, 2013:
Sir, Kindly give information about th revised SRF and JRF fellowship under MoES(Ministry of Earth Science). Weather SRF after three year of service has eligible for any additional salary increment. Kindly send me the order.
AMIT on November 29, 2012:
Joined on 02/04/2007 with Ph.D. How many increments I will get for Ph.D.?
Crusader (author) on November 20, 2012:
Dear Dr Ajay Kumar Singh, You'll become eligible for PB IV after completion of 3 years service in RGP of 8000.You'll be assessed by DPC in your institute according to revised score card by ICAR. I'll suggest you to go through the revised score card and plan your work and activities considering marks assigned to different activities. As per the revised score card, you have to publish several leaflets (3), bulletin of not less than 21 pages (3), act as Co-PI or PI in a minimum number of research projects etc. I'll advise you to have a look at revised score card available at ICAR site.
Crusader (author) on November 20, 2012:
Dear AKSLK , You will be eligible for promotion to PS in PS only after Nov 2014. Had you been in an university or college, you could be promoted to Professor in Nov 2011 (date you were awarded your Ph.D.). This anomaly is due to the change of designation of Scientist (SG) to Scientist after implementation of 6th Pay revision. UGC has changed designation of lecturer (SG) to Associate Professor after placement in PB IV irrespective of the fact whether he has Ph.D. or not but ICAR's change of designation is costing its Scientists (non-Ph.D) placed in PB IV on or after 2006 several years of loss for promotion to PS. If ICAR scientists take up matter for legal justification, they are likely to get what college & university teachers have already achieved.
Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh on November 20, 2012:
Recently I joined ICAR as Senior Scientist ( pay band – 3 of Rs. 15600 - 39100 with RGP of Rs. 8000) through direct selection by ASRB. When and how I will get pay band – 4 of Rs. 37400 – 6700 with RGP of Rs. 9000.
Rajeshwar on October 21, 2012:
I feel there is clear violation of rules by ICAR with regards to fixation of pay for principal scientists recruited directly during 01.01.2006 - 31.12.2008 under ICAR system. ICAR follows the UGC pay structure in toto for its scientists. The MHRD/UGC provides for fixation of pay of directly recruited professor (equivalent to principal scientist in ICAR) at not less than Rs. 43000 with effect from 01.01.2006. The ICAR, however, ignores this and wishfully creates confusion by unnecessarily bringing in terms like with "existing qualification and revised qualification" A principal scientist directly recruited in 2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011 was actually recruited on the basis of the qualification in force at the time of recruitment. It is beyond anybody's understanding as to how qualifications for recruitment to a particular post are linked to pay fixation. Minimum Pay is specfic to the post and not the qualification. It appears that the sole aim of ICAR is to discourage merit in science and deny legitimate minimum pay of Rs. 43000 to all directly recruited principal scientists who faced competition and got selected on the basis of their merit. Further, the MHRD in its letter to UGC (No. 1 - 36/2009.U.II, dated 26th Aug., 2010) has given direction to allow Rs.43000 as entry level pay in the pay band of Rs. 37400 - 67000 (PB-4) plus grade pay of 10000 (identical with the pay band and grade pay of principal scientist under ICAR)to directly recruited principals of UG and PG colleges appointed on or after 1.1.2006. ICAR also needs to issue similar direction at the earliest. But in all probability, it will not act for sure. Can anybody throw some light as to how to get justice in this matter? Expecting some useful replies.
AP on September 20, 2012:
Why do ICAR has downgraded its own Scientists giving them lower designation (Scientist) than College & Universities' Associate Professors (after 6th pay revision). ICAR Scientists will be at loss of at least 3 years if they becomes eligible for PS serving 3 years in PB IV with RGP 9000/- after award of Ph.D. They will also become Junior to Associate Professors in case of lateral movement from UGC to ICAR system when both are governed by UGC pay package. ICAR Scientists may get justice from the court in case ICAR does not resolve the anomaly.
AKSLK on August 02, 2012:
Dear Dr. Crusador
Iam a direct recruited Senior Scientist (non PhD possessing M.Tech and required experience through ASRB). Placed in PBIV in 2006. Acquired PhD in Nov 2011. Am I eligible for promotion for Principal Scientist.
Crusader (author) on July 12, 2012:
Hi Chaitali, emoluments are updated above in this article for SRF and RAs. To provide you hand-on information, these are as follows.Following rates were applicable between 01-04-2007 and 31-03-2010
Senior Research Fellow:
1. Post Graduate in subjects other than Veterinary Science: Emoluments: Rs. 12000/- per month for 1st & 2nd year; Rs. 14000/- per month for 3rd year
2. Post Graduate in subjects other than Veterinary Science: Emoluments: Rs. 14000/- per month for 1st & 2nd year; Rs. 15000/- per month for 3rd year
Chaitali on July 03, 2012:
Please, give information about JRF, SRF pay scale under ICAR.
DR. ANIL MOOLCGANDANI on June 24, 2012:
Is M.Sc.(Ag), M.V.Sc.,M.F.Sc. a professional degree as per the ICAR and is ICAR a relevant statutory body? IS M.V.Sc EQUIVALLENT TO M.Phil degree
Crusader (author) on May 19, 2012:
Dear Dr A K Singh, I have inserted for your convenience the circular for increment above in this hub.
Crusader (author) on May 19, 2012:
Dear Dr Rajeshar ICAR is empowered to recruit Scientists either with existing or revised qualifications. That's why ICAR has revised score cards for such recruitment's. UGC has made this provision in its notification and ICAR is just following it.
Crusader (author) on May 19, 2012:
Dear Satyjit, ICAR is a statutory body and M.Sc. Ag is a professional degree provided one has graduated with 4 years course in agriculture (B.Sc. AG). Conditions for career advancement are explained above in this hub.
satyajitbelsare on May 12, 2012:
Sir, I have done my M.F.Sc.(Aquaculture)in 2006 and currently i am working as Assistant Professor in State Agriculture University in Maharashtra. I joined my services on 5/10/2007. Sir, i would like to clear some of the doubts regarding pay scale of Assistant Professor in 6th pay commission GR
i)Is M.Sc.(Ag), M.V.Sc.,M.F.Sc. a professional degree as per the ICAR and is ICAR a relevant statutory body?
ii) What are the other conditions laid down by UGC/ICAR for upward movement of a Assistant professor (with postgraduation in professional course) from AGP of 6000 to an AGP of 7000 after completion of 5 years of service?
iii)Is it so that, if post-graduation in a particular subject is a mandatory requirement at the time of recruitment, the incumbent will not be eligible for 2 non-compounded advance increments?
Thanking you in anticipation for your reply regarding these issues.
Dr.A.K.Singh on May 12, 2012:
I do fall whoes increment lies between Feb and June.Thus eligible for one increment w.e.f.01.01.06.
Date of increment 03.02.2005 in 10000-325-15200 scale
Am I right(ICAR Employee)
Rajeshar on May 07, 2012:
I feel there is clear violation of rules by ICAR with regards to fixation of pay for principal scientists recruited directly during 01.01.2006 - 31.12.2008 under ICAR system. ICAR follows the UGC pay structure in toto for its scientists. The MHRD/UGC provides for fixation of pay of directly recruited professor (equivalent to principal scientist in ICAR) at not less than Rs. 43000 with effect from 01.01.2006. The ICAR, however, ignores this and wishfully creates confusion by unnecessarily bringing in terms like with "existing qualification and revised qualification" A principal scientist directly recruited in 2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011 was actually recruited on the basis of the qualification in force at the time of recruitment. It is beyond anybody's understanding as to how qualifications for recruitment to a particaly post are linked to pay fixation. Minimum Pay is specfic to the post and not the qualification. It appears that the sole aim of ICAR is to discourage merit in science and deny legitimate minimum pay of Rs. 43000 to all directly recruited principal scientists who faced competition and got selected on the basis of their merit. Further, the MHRD in its letter to UGC (No. 1 - 36/2009.U.II, dated 26th Aug., 2010) has given direction to allow Rs.43000 as entry level pay in the pay band of Rs. 37400 - 67000 (PB-4) plus grade pay of 10000 (identical with the pay band and grade pay of principal scientist under ICAR)to directly recruited principals of UG and PG colleges appointed on or after 1.1.2006. ICAR also needs to issue similar direction at the earliest. But in all probability, it will not act for sure. Can anybody throw some light as to how to get justice in this matter? Expecting some useful replies.
Crusader (author) on April 18, 2012:
Dear Dr Singh, Revised CAS is applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2009 and your case is to be considered as per CAS applicable after implementation of 6th CPC. If I am not wrong, you will be assessed by DPC (NOT ASRB) after completion of 3 years in RGP 8000.
Dr.A.K.Singh on April 18, 2012:
I have joined NBPGR on 02.07.2009
and now I am approaching to complete 3 years on 30.06.2012 in Research grade pay 8000.(PB-3)
When I will get PB-4,Research Grade Pay 9000
Crusader (author) on April 01, 2012:
There is one more interesting thing about policies. Several PS have moved to court to claim seniority based on acquiring Ph.D. earlier than others and also advance increments. In all such cases, ICAR has given its opinion to court stating that ICAR does not discriminate its Scientists based on Ph.D.
A story was in circulation during Rajiv Gandhi regime. People tried to grab some benefits on account of Ph.D. However, Rajiv Gandhi (then PM) refused it saying it will demoralize Scientists and create discrimination. ZDuring Rajiv's regime such element could not succeed but they got it done after Rajiv's death. However, this change of policy is said to harm work culture in universities and ICAR both.
Crusader (author) on April 01, 2012:
Hi CAS,its really funny situation. ICAR has adapted UGC scales and then tries to amends some of UGC recommendations. There is a lot of discrepancy in its saying and doings. Earlier ICAR has different pay package for its scientists and it was somewhat similar to scientists of other organizations like CSIR & DRDO. Scientists were accessed after every five year and promoted to next scale. Then ICAR adapted UGC scales under pressure from Scientists forum. Now ICAR follows UGC pay scales in toto but inserts its own clauses. UGC changed designation of Assist. professors/Lectures SG to Associate Professors who have completed 6 years on or after 1.1.2006 but ICAR did not do it. It did not clarify whether Scientists in Scientist (SG) will be automatically become Senior Scientist or they have to be reassessed for change of designation.
Let's focus on your question. There was a circular from ICAR stating that Scientists serving as the Scientist (SG) have to serve 8 years as Senior Scientist after acquiring Ph.D. to become eligible for Principal Scientist post. However, ICAR amended this rule later and stipulated that eligibility for the PS will be Senior Scientist with with 8 years of experience or a Scientist with Ph.D . having 8 years of experience as senior scientist or in equivalent pay scale of Rs 12000-18300. This made Scientist (SG) eligible for promotion to PS after they acquire the Ph.D. if they have completed the required period. This makes sense that scientists with Ph.D. having served 3 years in RGP 9000 eligible for promotion under CAS.
CAS on April 01, 2012:
Dear Crusader, you have mentioned in the hub that a Scientist may move from RGP 9000 to RGP 10,000 after serving 3 years in RGP of 9000 and after acquiring Ph.D. If a scientist has served 3 years in RGP 9000 and acquired Ph.D. on last day of 3rd year, is he eligible for CAS for the RGP 10000/-.
Crusader (author) on April 01, 2012:
comment section was off for sometimes and being made functional on request of our viewers. Please post comments but provide replies to the questions you're aware of.It consumes lot of time to provide answers to all questions. Hence, now onwards relevant questions will be taken up for a reply.
Sunil on July 14, 2011:
I have put in 11 years of service in ICAR as on 17th December 2010.I have completed my Ph.d in June 2010. Please clarify whether i am eligible for grade pay of Rs 8000 from July 2011 (I have completed 5 years in grade pay of 7000 as on 17th December 2010).
Dr. Y.P. Singh on July 14, 2011:
I joined the ICAR in 1986. I have been promoted from senior scientist to principal scientist from 23.11.07 in May 2010. My pay was 47170 + 9000 in May 2010 when I was senior scientist after fixation in June 2010 I got 46650 + 10000. It seems inappropriate as basic pay can not be reduced. Kindly let me know the clarification for the fixation of my pay.
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Dr. Y.P. Singh
Ashok singh Agronomy on June 25, 2011:
I joined Assistant Professor on 02.02.2003. I had Ph.D. degree at the time of joining. I got senior scale (10000-15200)on 02.02.2007 after completion of 4 year service.Let me know, in the career advancement scheme which is effective from 1.1.2009, when I will get Rs.7000 AGP; whether on 02.02.2007 or 1.1.2009?
Dr. S. P. Singh on June 21, 2011:
KVK SMS in 6th pay commission in the scale 15600-39100 in GP- 5400 will provided the Carrear Advancement Scheme(CAS)in ICAR, KVKs.
Dr (Mrs) Deepali Agrawal on June 17, 2011:
I have as a SMS In kvk on 24.1.2007 as a pay scale of 8000-275-13500. Before joining the post i have the M. Phil degree as well as Ph.D. degree. I am not taking any increment for Ph.D. and M. Phil. kindly send the reply How many increments will be given by the university six( Four for Ph. D. and two for M. Phil) or four.
Dr RAJU PRASAD on May 14, 2011:
I JOINED Ranchi vety college as assiatnt prof ON 19 nov 2005 WITHOUT Ph D DEGREE. I got Study leave from 1.9.2009 for Ph.D degree. According to new regulation I am eligible for Sr Scale (GP-7000) on 18th NOV 2010. But API score/ PBAS ( UGC regulation 30th june 2010.) became zero for teaching during study leave .So please write me that what is the regulation to get Sr. Scale during study on full pay with usual increament.
RK SINGH on April 26, 2011:
I JOINED ICAR AS SCIENTIST ON 23RD OCT 2001 WITHOUT Ph D DEGREE. I GOT SR. SCALE IN 2007. NOW I HAVE COMPLETED MY Ph DEGREE ON 25.4.2011. SO, PLEASE LET ME KNOW THAT AS PER NEW GUIDELINES, WHEN WILL I GET THE SENIOR SCIENTIST DESIGNATION AND WHAT WILL BE MY PAY STRUCTURE. MOREOVER, CAN I GET TWO ADVANCE INCREMENT FOR SENIOR SCIENTIST DESIGNATION, WHICH WAS ALLOWED EARLIER.
Dr. R.S.Mehta on April 22, 2011:
As per old CAS for scientist,there was provision of two increments for designation of Sr.Scientist but in new CAS w.e.f Jan 2009, there is no provision of two advance increments for Sr. Scientist through CAS. I was Scientist (SG) w.e.f 12.4.2004 to 29 Sept 2009. Consequent upon acquiring Ph.D, I have been designated as Sr. Scientist by folowing the procedure as prescibed in CAS 2000. I am in dilemma whether grant of these two advance increment is applicable for me because in this case there is only change of designation rather than grade pay. Therefore, kindly clarify whether I am elogible for two advance increments of grant of designation from Scientist ( SG) to Sr. Scientist or my case will also be treated as per policy prescribed in new CAS 2009.
NRCSS, Ajmer ( Raj)
Crusader (author) on April 20, 2011:
Dear Dr R S Mehta, you became eligible for Principal Scientist after completion of minimum requirement of three years in PB IV. ICAR has already modified in one of its circular the eligibility for PS. First ICAR gave clarification that one has to serve as Senior scientist for 8 years to become eligible for PS post but later on it issued a circular that a Scientist who has served either in the scale of Sr. Scientist or equivalent scale becomes eligible for PS post. If you have a look at recent advertisements (20110 for the post of PS, you will observe that essential requirement is not Senior Scientist but scale of Sr. Scientist or equivalent. However, one need to possess Ph.D, as an essential qualification for PS post.
Dr.R.S.Mehta, Sr. Scientist on April 13, 2011:
I joined as ARS on 12.4.93, got scientist ( SG) on 12.4.2001. As per sixth pay comission of UGC, I got PB-4 on 12.4.2007. Completed Ph.D on 29.9.2009. ICAR, provided designation of Sr. Scientist on 29.9.2009.As per new CAS 2009 of ICAR/UGC PS/Professor can become after rendering service as reader/ Sr Scientist for three years in PB4. Accordingly I cmplete three year in PB-4 on 12.4.2010 but as Sr Scientist, I complete three year on 29.9.2012. Kindly clarify what will be date of my promotion as Principal Scientist through CAS.Kindly send reply on email also firstname.lastname@example.org
Sr. Scientist (Agronomy)
NRC on Seed Spices, Ajmer ( Rajasthan)
Senior Scientist,ICAR on March 22, 2011:
WILL YOU PLEASE TELL WHEN NEW REGULATIONS RELATED TO CAS FOR ICAR SCIENTISR WILL COME OUT.There are many scientists whose promotion is due from 1.1.2009.
Dr. on February 25, 2011:
I have joined as Programe Coordinator in KVK in Aug, 2008 in the sacle 12000-420-18300. As on date what will be my revised basic pay.
Dr Raja on January 08, 2011:
Joiend as associate professor as diret recurit post. Now they are offering the pay as 15600 +AGP 8000. the basic last draw is calculated, not the 22320/. in the University SKUAST.
which one is right.
Dr Rajesh on August 27, 2010:
I am working as Sr. Scientist for the last 4 years under ICAR long term project.The post is co terminus with project other wise I am a regular employee of the univeristy.
Kindly guide me that as per new rules( in new scale) of CAS whether I am eligible for Principal Scientist or not .
Dr. Rajan on August 17, 2010:
Your clarification on fixation of pay at Rs. 39690/- for those directly recruited (between 1.1.2006 and 31.12.2008)Principal Scientis/Professor needs some more clarity. A directly recruited Principal Scientist was recuited as per the qualifications in force at the time of recuitment. How can ICAR deny pay of Rs. 43000/- for directely recruited Principal Scientists of 2006 or 2007 by saying they were not recruited as per the revised qualifications?. Where are the revised qualifications?. If qualifications are revised now, can they be applied with retrospective effect for the Principal scients directly recruited way back in 2006 or 2007?. Please see that injustice done to people like me is undone at the earliest. Many thanks for efforts.
Sahil on August 15, 2010:
Thanks for your clarification. Some Scientists have joined as Sr Scientist through direct selection after 1.1.2009. Will the upgradation to PB4 be done also for them automatically or they need to undergo CAS again. In both the cases Direct recruitment has been done with the existing qualification only. Because ICAR has not notified any revised qualification for Sr Scientist recruitment so far.
Crusader (author) on August 11, 2010:
Dear Saha, You have to complete 5 years service in SS scale.
Dear Dr Rajan, your pay was fixed at 39690+10000 because ICAR did not advertise PS post till date with revised qualifications. Directly recruited PS with existing qualifications are to be fixed at the minimum of Rs 39690.
Dear Sahil, you'll be automatically placed in PB IV. I'm shortly going to publish subsequent clarification from UGC/ ICAR at ITRF; www.collegeteachers.in. Please visit the site for details
Dr. Rajan on August 08, 2010:
I am working as principal scientist under ICAR system( equivalent to professor under UGC). As on 1.1.06, I was senior scientist with more than 5 years service in the pre-revised pay scale of 12000 -420 -18300 and as such my pay was revised fixed at 37400 + 9000 (GP) on 1.1.2006. Subsequently I was selected as Principal Scientist through direct recruitment on 26.06.2007. My pay in the principal scientist cadre wwas fixed at 39690 + 10000 (GP). Clearly I am denied the pay of Rs. 43000 + 10000 as specified in MHRD and UGC pay scale. Can anybody suggest me as to what I shoud do to get justice in this regard.
KP Saha on August 04, 2010:
I joined ICAR as ARS Scientist in Nov. '99 with M.Sc. (Ag.) qualification. Completed 6 years in Nov. 05 and promoted to scientist (SS). Completed 9 years in Nov. 2008 and awarded Ph.D. in Aug. 09. Can I be promoted to Sr. scientist by DPC from the date of PhD viva-voce (Aug. 09)? OR Do I need to wait upto Nov. 2010 (5 years from date of promotion to Sci.(SS) on Nov. 2005)?
Kindly answer and quote similar cases if any.
Sahil on July 29, 2010:
I have become Sr Scientist in Sept, 2008 through direct selection. As per the ICAR regulation I am suppose to get PB 4 in Sept, 2011. Can you please clarify me whether I need to undergo another CAS or it will be done automatically - in the light of ICAR regulation and clarification on 16th October, 2009.
Crusader (author) on July 29, 2010:
Dear Manish, it will take 5 years to become eligible for senior Scientist. You'll be eligible for being placed in 8000 GP (PB 3) in year 2012 and 9000 GP (PB 4) in 2015.
manish on July 29, 2010:
I am a scientist senior scale from 2007. Asper regular recruitment theough career advance scheme how many years it will take from senior scale to senior scientist? pl. advise.
Dr R.K. Mishra on July 27, 2010:
As Associate professor on 1-1-2001 myself and one of my colligue has the same basic of Rs17040 but he recieved the incentives of 2 increments (420+420=840) in lue of family planing (in 2001) and subsequently placed in basic of Rs 17880. I want to know that the additional increment of family planing will be considered for his pay fixation as on 1-1-2006 or we both will be placed on same basic pay . pl explane the critaria for pay fixation in this situation as per UGC norms.
uc on July 17, 2010:
Any news about the status of directly recruited readers after 1-1-2006. They will be put in P-IV or not from date of joining ??????????????
Dr.V.Kumar on July 16, 2010:
Perhaps you could not understand UGC REGULATION PROPERLY.An ICAR Senior scientist is equivalent to an Asso.Professor (presently)and all the asso.Professor who come either directly or through CAS will remain in PB3 (AGP/RGP 8000) for thee years. After three years in agp/rgp 8000 they would be promoted to PB4 WITH AGP AS 9000.According to my knowledge seperate regulations would come in due corse of time for ICAR scientists and for Agrl. Universities also.
SS on July 12, 2010:
Pls see this link http://www.asrb.org.in/administrator/uploads_dir/1...
After regulation ICAR Scientist should have only 3 designation - Scientist, Sr Scientist and Principal Scientist. Directly recruited Sr Scientist will be in PB4 with RGP of Rs.9000. But this advt says ICAR is going to recruit Sr Scientist (Direct) in the pay scale of 15600-39100 + RGP Rs 8000. What kind of Sr Scientist is going to be recruited by ICAR in this pay scale?