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Commission Circular No: 881

14th September, 2006.


Vice-Chancellors of Universities,
Rectors of Campuses,
Directors of Institutes.




Your kind attention is invited to Commission Circular No. 871 dated 19th January, 2006 and my letter No. UGC/HR/2/9/86 of 25th April, 2006 on the above subject.

2. In terms of Management Services Circular No.29 of 31.08.2006 addressed to all Secretaries to Ministries, Chairmen of Public Corporations, Statutory Bodies, and Fully owned Government Companies by the Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning, the monthly Cost of Living Allowance of Rs.1000/- currently being paid to University Employees is revised to Rs.1375/- with effect from 01.07.2006.

3. Daily paid employees should be paid at the rate of Rs.46/- per day subject to maximum of Rs.1375/- per month.

4. This allowance should not be taken into account for calculation of contributions to Universities Provident Fund, Employees Trust Fund, payment of overtime, Loans and Gratuity etc.

5. Please take action accordingly.

(Prof. Gamini Samaranayake)


Copies to:

1. Chairman's Office/UGC
2. Vice-Chairman/UGC
3. Members of the UGC
4. Secretary/UGC
5. Deans of Faculties
6 Registrars of Universities
7. Financial Controller/UGC
8. Bursars of Universities
9. Librarians/SAL/AL of the Higher Educational Institutions/ Institutes.
10. Deputy Registrars/ Snr. Asst. Registrars/ Asst. Registrars of Campuses/Institutes
11. Deputy Bursars/ Snr. Asst. Bursars/Asst. Bursars of Campuses/Institutes
12. Chief Internal Auditor/UGC
13. Govt. Audit Superintendents of Universities
14. Snr. Asst. Int. Auditors/Asst. Int. Auditors of HEIs
15. Secretaries of Trade Unions
16. Auditor-General

File No. UGC/HR/2/9/86