The Higher Education Ministry says that a cabinet paper will be submitted to for pay 50 per cent of the salary arrears to the non-academic staff of the University. The agreement is reported to have been reached by the Minister concerned during a discussion held between a group of trade union representatives and the Ministry officials. It has also been agreed to issue a circular to that effect.
The Minister had given instructions to the Salaries and Cadres Commission Chairman to study the report that has been submitted by the University Grants Commission for the removal of anomalies in the new salary scheme and to submit recommendations speedily. The Higher Education Ministry pointed out that agreement had also been reached at this meeting to speedily implement the recommendations made by the Salary Commission.