Sunday, May 26, 2013

Special Increment for Having a Doctorate Degree


Q. Whether a teacher having a doctorate degree is eligible to draw additional increment ?

Ans.         Yes, a teacher having a doctorate degree is eligible to draw two special additional increments from the day of receiving such degree. When a teacher gains additional higher degree, it is fruitful and beneficial for the students and for the society in broader sense. So the teacher is eligible to draw special increment. It is to note here that the Govt. had issued a circular in 2012 that a teacher who gained such a doctorate degree after 2005 would not be able to draw any special increment. Many cases were filed against the Govt.’s circular. The High Court dismissed the Govt.’s circular and ordered the Education Department to follow and enforce the previous system of giving two special additional increments to teachers having a doctorate degree.