Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

0.75 mn college teachers to get 7th Pay Commission benefits: Javadekar

0.75 mn college teachers to get 7th Pay Commission benefits: Javadekar

The cabinet's approval is set to benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 Universities / Colleges which are funded by the UGC/MHRD and also 329 Universities which are funded by State Governments and 12,912 Govt. and private aided colleges affiliated to State Public Universities.

The government hopes that the new measures will help attract and retain talented teachers, and also boost quality of higher education.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the implementations of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

"Teachers of all centrally funded deemed universities and 43 central universities to get benefit of 7th Pay Commission".

The new salaries will be effective 1 January 2016, quite like the pay hikes central government employees had received on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

The revision in salary will cover 119 centrally-funded technical institutions like IITs and IIMs, among others.

Assistant Professors who are presently getting Rs 47,000 (at entry level) will now get Rs 57,700. As per the reports, the government is seeking to raise minimum pay of the central government employees beyond the recommendation of the 7th pay commission of 7th CPC. The Vice Chancellors of universities across the country will now get Rs 2,25,000.

For the higher education institutions funded by state governments, the revised pay scales will have to adoption by their respective state governments. The Central government will bear the additional burden of the states on account of revision of pay scales. Officials who have been deliberating on this matter are convinced that the fitment factor would have to rise and the basic pay be hiked to Rs 21,000.

"With this decision, the government has done justice to the lakhs of teachers".

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