7th Pay Commission Teachers Salary: It was a big gift for nearly eight lakh teachers and academic staff of higher educational institutions when PM Narendra Modi led Union Cabinet cleared revised pay scales following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.
It was a big gift for nearly eight lakh teachers and academic staff of higher educational institutions when PM Narendra Modi led Union Cabinet cleared revised pay scales following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. The big development came last Wednesday. Now, most of the teachers, academic staff want to know that from when the revised pay scales will be implemented? HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has clarified that the approved pay scales would be applicable from January 1, 2016.
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.
“In addition, the revised pay package will cover teachers of 119 centrally funded technical institutions — IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIITs and NITIE,” a government statement said after the meeting.
“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 added.
“The Centre will bear the additional burden of the states on account of revision of pay scales. The measures proposed in the revised pay structure are expected to improve quality of higher education and also attract and retain talent,” Javadekar said.
The annual central financial liability on account of this measure would be about Rs 9,800 crore.
For state government-funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective state governments.