7th Pay Commission: 7.58 lakh teachers of central, state universities and colleges to get Rs 10k-50k hike

In a decision which will be hailed by the teaching community, the Union cabinet has approved extension benefit of 7th Pay Commission to teachers of central and state universities and collegesunder the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions .

Prakash Javadekar

In total, 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staffs will get benefits of 7th Pay Commission. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the decision has been taken to attract good talent to academics and also as a sense of justice for all the teachers who are currently in the profession.

The new pay scale will be effective from 1st January 2016. The pay hike is in the range of 22-28% and hike of salary based on post will be from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000. In total, currently there are 106 central universities, 329 state universities&12912 government private aided colleges affiliated to State Public Universities. For UGC approved state universities and colleges, states will have to give 50% of the share of salary. Revised pay package will cover teachers of 119 Centrally Funded Technical Institutions viz.IITs, IISCs, NITs etc.

 

 approves revision of pay scales for about 8 lakh teachers and other equivalent academic staff

 

Prakash Javadekar said in the press conference that additional expense to the tune of Rs 1400 crore for central universities and Rs 8400 crore for state universities and colleges will be needed annually to implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay commission. However, he said that the government is extending this benefit to teachers who forsake the lure of corporate sector to stay in government job guided by a sense of duty. 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.

-Approved pay scales would be applicable from 1.1.2016

-This revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22% to 28 %

-The measures proposed in the revised pay structure are expected to improve

quality of higher education and also attract and retain talent