Tribhuvan University cut the allowance of Staff and doubled that of Professors



Tribhuvan University’s executive council has decided to cut Rs 300 from the employees’ salary to get back the allowance they got last year.  The allowance was given to employees for improvement of administrative works and the employees have already taken the allowance of one year.

According to Tribhuvan University Act, only permanent employees and professors are entitled to the allowance.  There are around 7, 230 employees and 7, 966 professors working in Tribhuvan University.

Though the decision to cut allowance of staffers from in the fiscal year 2012-1013 and doubling the allowance of  professors  was taken nearly one year ago i.e. August 31, 2012, Tribhvuvan University circulated this directive few weeks ago.

Account Administration Division of Tribhuvan University had written to employees concerned regarding the cut in their allowance on July 26.

Since the past one and a half decade, TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY has been providing Rs 300 per month to the employees and Rs 350 per month as allowance to professors.

Now, employees of Tribhuvan University offices, campuses and research centers and other offices have to return Rs 3,600 each to the varsity.  The decision has infuriated the employees.

An employee at the Account Administration Division said implementing the council’s decision will be difficult. “As per the decision, we have to cut Rs 300 from their salary from this fiscal year. This decision is impractical and difficult to implement.”

Registrar Chandra Mani Poudel, however, said the decision must be implemented at any cost.