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Mega Diwali 7th Pay Commission bonanza for 7.5 lakh university teachers

11 October 2017, 08:51 | Winifred Adams

7th Pay Commission 7.58 lakh teachers of central state universities and colleges to get Rs 10k-50k hike

Prakash Javadekar

Besides, the revised pay package will cover teachers of 119 Centrally-funded technical institutions including IITs, IISc, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Indian Institutes of Science and Research (IISERs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), he added.

The faculty members at 43 central universities, 329 state universities, 12,912 government/private and aided colleges affiliated to state universities would benefit from the government's decision.

The Centre's annual financial liability on account of the teachers and other staff pay hike would come about Rs 9,800 crore, the Government. Union HRD Minister also said that steps are taken so that the new pay scale is implemented for assistant and associate professors as soon as possible and the arrears is also disbursed quickly. It is expected that the MoC will pave the way for bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the area of skill development. This revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22% to 28 %.

Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu state Cabinet consented to implement recommendations under the 7th Pay Commission for around 10 lakh of its state government personnel and teachers today. In money terms, teachers can expect their salary to go up by anything between Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000.

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The government hopes that the new measures will help attract and retain talented teachers, and also boost quality of higher education.

The central government employees who have been waited for months to get revised allowances under the 7th pay commission are now looking forward to the pay hike.

During the Cabinet briefing, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "We must attract good talent into academia, they need to be given attractive compensation". The salaries of government employees will increase by 20 per cent after this decision.

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