Copy of letter No.F.23-2/60 PE-U dated the 20th
Aug, 1980 from K.R. Ramachandran, Deputy Secretary to the
Government of India to (i) Education Secretaries of all state
Governments / Union Territories, Vice-Chancellors of all
Sub: PHYSICAL EDUCATION STANDARDISATION OF PAY SCALE AND
DESIGNATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATIVE
/ PERSONNEL: RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING
I am directed to state that the Government of India
have and under consideration of standardisation of pay scales
and also the designations of personnels dealing with Physical
Education. From the data collected by this Ministry from the
state Government and Universities in respect of the prevailing
salary scales of the Physical Education Teachers, it has been
noted that there is considerable disparity in the salary
scales offered to such personnels in different states;
teachers are also generally lower than those of class room
teacher of corresponding rank.
After a careful consideration of the matter in
consultation with the central advisory board of physical
education and recreation, the government of India are of the
view that the problem of improvement of the salary scales of
the physical education teachers cannot be solved in isolation
and without reference to the context of the salary scales of
the teachers in general education. However, as an immediate
palliative, the government of India would suggest that where
the pay-scales of physical education personnel are lower than
those of their counter-part class room teachers, immediate
concerned to raise the pay scales of the physical education
personnels to the same level as those of the class room
teachers. It is further suggested that the physical education
personnel should have the same opportunities for promotion and
advancement as their counterparts in the other educational
fields. This position has also been endorsed by the secondary
education commission and the University Grants Commission. For
facility of reference, I am reproducing below the relevant
extracts of their recommendations:
Directors of physical education in secondary schools should
have at least passed the S.G.I.C. Examination and should have
received same training in general principles of education and
child psychology. They should be associated with the teaching
of subjects like physiology and hygiene and should be given
the same status as other teachers of similar qualifications in
(Report of the secondary education commission chapter X
minimum qualification for appointment as a director of
physical education or a physical instructor in Universities
and colleges should be a post-graduate diploma or certificates
or a degree in physical education. Persons with such
qualifications may be appointed in the same scale of pay as
lecturers. Directors of physical education in the universities
may be appointed on the same terms as tutors and
demonstrators. These teachers of physical education may be
included among the teaching staff of colleges and Universities
for purpose of revision of salary scales.
(Resolution of the University Grants Commission dates the
3. In so
far as the designation of physical education Teachers are
concerned, the Government of India have accepted the
recommendations of the Central Advisory Board of Physical
Education and Recreation that the normal designations given to
persons handling class-room and academic subject should be
extended also to persons who are teaching physical education.
specific recommendations in this behalf are as follows:
Type of Educational Institution
Middle/High, Higher Secondary School.
Teacher of physical education
Lecturer / Assistant professor of physical education add
according to qualification and post held.
District Inspector / Supervisor of physical education.
Regional Inspector / Supervisor of physical education.
State Inspector / Supervisor of physical education.
Deputy Director of Education (Physical Education)
Officer Incharge of physical education in Universities
Director of physical education.
Although the board preferred the designation supervisor to
Inspector it has recommended that since as accepted at present
the term Inspector is preferred to by several persons
working as administrative officers, the term Inspector or
Supervisor may be used side by side provided the scope of
the term Inspector is extended so as to include the processes
of Guidance and help also.
4. It is
requested, that if there be no objection the state government
/ Universities may kindly take suitable stops for early
implementation of the recommendations of referred to above.
The action taken by the state government, university in
implementing the above recommendations may kindly be reported
to government of India at an early date.