7th Pay Commission: Benefits To Be Extended To Central, State University Teachers

7th Pay Commission: Benefits To Be Extended To Central, State University Teachers

Moreover, teachers and academic staff in 329 Universities across the nation which are funded by state governments, and 12,912 government and private-aided colleges affiliated to state public universities also stand to benefit from the rise in salary from 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The revised pay package will also cover teachers of 119 Centrally Funded Technical Institutions like IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIITs and NITIE, informed Javadekar. This will be applicable from January 1, 2016.

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.

Varsity teachers will a hike a nearly 22-28%. The revised pay scale would cost about Rs 9,800 crore to the exchequer. 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 salary of the associate professor has been increased to Rs 1.31 lakh per month from Rs 1.07 lakh while the professors would now draw a monthly salary of Rs 1.44 lakh with the revision, instead of current Rs 1.16 lakh. The Vice Chancellors of universities across the country will now get Rs 2,25,000. This is more than what 7th Pay Commission had recommended.

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

"With this decision, the government has done justice to the lakhs of teachers".

Meanwhile, those institutes which are funded by the state governments, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective State governments. The Centre will bear ₹1,400 crore per year on this, while the States will have to pay out an additional ₹8,400 crore.