7th Pay Commission to be implemented for varsity, college teachers

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The government on Wednesday extended the benefits of the Seventh Pay Commission for the teaching faculty of central and state universities and aided colleges.

"In addition, the revised pay package will cover teachers of 119 Centrally Funded Technical Institutions viz. IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIITs, NITIE".

The approved pay scales will be applicable with effect from January 1, 2016, official Twitter account of the Press Information Bureau said.

The move will benefit 7.58 lakh professors, assistant professors and others, Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar said after a cabinet meeting, where the decision was taken. He said the hike would be anywhere between Rs 10,000 and Rs 50,000.

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

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

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"We want education to improve, to attract good people to the profession".

The implementation of the pay commission recommendations will cost the government an estimated Rs 30,748 crore per year.

Also Read: 7th Pay Commission: GDP growth, inflation to restrict new hike to 17%. The Assistant Professors in the upper grade, who are getting Rs 56,000, will now get Rs 68,000 while a Senior Assistant Professor will now get almost Rs 80,000.

The revised salary of the vice chancellors is now Rs 2.25 lakh per month, instead of current Rs 1.75 lakh per month. The Centre will bear the additional burden of the states on account of revision of pay scales.

According to a statement by the central government, for the state-funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective state governments.