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Cabinet approves revision of pay scales for 8 lakh teachers

Cabinet approves revision of pay scales for 8 lakh teachers

The decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 universities and colleges which are funded by the UGC and the union HRD ministry and also 329 universities which are funded by state governments and 12,912 government and private aided colleges affiliated to state public universities.

The revised pay package will also be extended to teachers at 119 centrally-funded technical institutions such as Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) and IIITs. This will be applicable from January 1, 2016.

The Central government today announced that 7.58 lakh teachers of universities and colleges across the country will soon get the benefits in line with the recommendations of the 7th pay commission.

Varsity teachers will a hike a nearly 22-28%. The additional presure on the state exchequer to make this pay hike possible is estimated to be close to Rs 9,800 crore. The revised salary of the assistant professors (Grade-2) will come at Rs 68,000 per month against the current Rs 56,000 per month.

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Similarly, Associate Professors will draw a salary of Rs 1,31,000, Professors Rs 1,44,000 and Senior Professors Rs 1,82000.

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

"We must attract talent into academics", Javadekar said.

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