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7th Pay Commission for varsity, college teachers

New Delhi, Oct 11: Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday announced implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for teachers in central, and state universities and government-aided colleges.
The decision to implement the recommendations was taken in a meeting of Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The move will benefit over 7,58,000 teachers in these institution, and the increase will be between Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 at different levels, Javadekar said, adding that this is a hike between 22 per cent to 28 per cent,
The hike will be retrospective, effective from January 1, 2016.
The annual Central financial liability on account of this measure would be about Rs. 9,800 crore.
“We need to attract talent and give good salaries to our teaching staff and to retain them,” Javadekar told reporters after the meeting of the Union Cabinet.
“We want education to improve, to attract good people to the profession... This is not a gift, this is justice for those who are already serving,” Javadekar said, adding, “We will see that it is implemented as soon as possible.”
The cabinet decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 universities/colleges funded by UGC/MHRD, 329 universities funded by State governments and 12,912 government and private aided colleges affiliated to State Public Universities.
In addition, according to a statement, the revised pay package will cover teachers of 119 Centrally funded technical institutions like Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) etc.
As for State government funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective State governments. The Central government will bear the additional burden of the States on account of revision of pay scales. (IANS)