In a major announcement, the Union Cabinet has revised the pay scales for nearly eight lakh teachers and academic staff of higher educational institutions on the recommendations of the 7thPay Commission.
This decision seems to benefit 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 measures proposed in the revised pay structure are expected to improve quality of higher education and also attract and retain talent, said HRD minister Prakash Javadekar.
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Here’s what the official statement read:
“In addition, the revised pay package will cover teachers of 119 centrally funded technical institutions — IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIITs and NITIE,” read the official statement.
“The implementation of the pay revision will enhance the teachers’ pay in the range of Rs 10,400 and Rs 49,800 as against the extant entry pay due to the implementation of the 6th Pay Commission for the pay of teachers. This revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22 per cent to 28 per cent,” the statement said as reported in a recent PTI report.
More on the report:
- The annual central financial liability on account of this measure would be about Rs 9,800 crore
- Further, for state government funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective state governments
- Moreover, the centre will bear the additional burden