University teachers to get new scales based on 7th pay panel

College under Delhi University

College under Delhi University

While the government has chose to hike the basic minimum pay beyond the 7th Pay Commission, there is not much clarity on the arrears.

Union Cabinet also approved the signing of Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Japan on the Technical Intern Training Program.

Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu state Cabinet consented to implement recommendations under the 7th Pay Commission for around 10 lakh of its state government personnel and teachers today.

The minister said teachers of all centrally-funded deemed universities and 43 central universities will get the benefit of the 7th Pay Commission.

A pay hike for over 7.58 lakh teachers in central and state universities has been cleared by the Union Cabinet, Education Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Wednesday.

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. The additional financial burden incurred by the state governments in implementing the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission for teachers will be borne by the Central government. "This revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22 per cent to 28 per cent", the statement said. The allowances as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission would have cost the exchequer Rs 29,300 crore.

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

For the State Govt. funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective State Governments.

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