Tamil Nadu plans uniform university salary, fee structures

The higher education department in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu is planning to implement uniform fees for courses and a uniform salary structure for teaching and non-teaching staff in all state universities. Officials from the department said that the State Planning Commission has already started work on a detailed study of discrepancies in fee and salary structures in the state universities and a decision will be taken based on the findings, writes Binita Jaiswal for Express News Service.

“We have plans to implement a uniform pay structure and fee structure in state universities. The committee is likely to submit its report within two months following which a decision will be taken on the matter,” said Tamil Nadu Education Minister K Ponmudy to media persons, after a review meeting with vice-chancellors and registrars of state universities. Issues related to syllabus, fees and financial condition of the state universities were discussed in the meeting.

Higher education officials said some universities hike their fees to deal with their financial problems and subsequently it leads to tension among the students. However, the initiative to implement a uniform fee structure will help deal with these problems.
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