Cabinet approves revision of pay scales for 8 lakh teachers

Henrietta Brewer
October 11, 2017

However, a year ago the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and the pay hike get allowance by the Union Cabinet for raising the minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month. Union HRD Minister also said that steps are taken so that the new pay scale is implemented for assistant and associate professors as soon as possible and the arrears is also disbursed quickly.

In a major Diwali bonanza for over seven lakh university and college teachers, the government today announced that they will be getting the benefits of the Seventh Pay Commission.

This pay hike as per the pay panel recommnedations is set to benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 universities or colleges which are funded either by the UGC or the Ministry of Human Resource Development. This will be applicable from January 1, 2016. In total, the annual Central financial liability on account of this measure would be about Rs 9,800 crore.

The approval of this pay revision by the cabinet under the chairmanship of PM Modi will enhance the teachers' pay in the range of Rs. 10,400 and Rs. 49,800.

After much back and forth finally central government employees is likely to get pay hike of 17%. He said the decision was an attempt to do justice to faculty members at the country's higher education institutions and attract good talent.

Extending benefits of the 7th Pay Commission, the Cabinet on Wednesday revised pay scales of around 8 lakh teachers in central and state universities. With the aim to improve the quality of education and retain the talent there will also be an entry pay growth in the range of 22 per cent to 28 per cent. The salaries of government employees will increase by 20 per cent after this decision.

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