PRSU Coordination Committee hikes remuneration of evaluators

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Feb 2019 11:28:54


Staff Reporter,


University administration hopes that an increased remuneration will help attract evaluators who usually had, so far, been taking less interest in the absence of good rates

The University also confident that the move will help declare all the results, which usually get delayed due to the delay in evaluation work, in the prescribed time limit

It took 15 long years to Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU), Raipur, for the revision of its Ordinance No-5 Conduct of Examinations: Remuneration for Examination Work.  In fact, the university had no other options, but to revise the Ordinance, observing unwillingness of teachers towards evaluation work. The delay in revision of ordinance had also been affecting evaluation of answer books as the teachers were not
showing that much enthusiasm to evaluate the answer books in the absence of a good  remuneration causing delay in the declaration of results, said one of the university officials.

PRSU Coordination Committee has approved a  proposal moved in its 26th  meeting on September 13, 2018, on January 24, 2019. The committee gave a go-ahead to the proposal of scaling the remuneration of teachers doing
evaluation work.  The PRSU, now, is hopeful that the revision will be able to attract the evaluators who play a pivotal role in ensuring the timely declaration of results.
PRSU Vice-Chancellor Professor (Dr) K L Verma said that it has been long since the Ordinance was revised in 2003. “A lot has changes in the decade and a half. Rates of everything have shot up and therefore  we decided to hike the remuneration of evaluators. We have increased it by one and a half time the existing rate,” said the Vice-Chancellor.

It was seen that the universities in most of the states had higher remuneration than  PanditRavishankar Shukla University, said that V-C, adding, it was necessary for the PRSU to give a healthy remuneration to the evaluators who work very hard in checking the  answer sheets.
“We compared the remunerations of PRSU with other universities of our neighbouring states and found that we are paying less remuneration to our evaluators. So we approved the proposal in the Coordination Committee,” said the Vice-Chancellor.

According to the revised remuneration, the scale of remuneration of paper setter/examiners (for Ph.D, D.Sc and D.Lit examinations) has been increased to
Rs 2,500 for reading a thesis for PhD. Earlier, Rs 500 was being paid. Similarly, Rs 1500 will be paid to the teachers engaged in Practical and Viva-Voce examination for PhD, Rs 3500 to teachers engaged in Reading a Thesis for D.Sc or D.Lit and Rs 1,500 to teachers engaged in Practical and Viva-Voce examination for  D.Sc or D Lit.

For valuation of answer book, Rs 25 (Min. 200) will be given per book as per the new pattern. It was Rs 15 (Min.100) only as per old pattern.  Similarly, remuneration for tabulation, setting paper, collation of results, checking/scrutinising has been increased considerably.