Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Cabinet approves revision of pay scales for teachers in universities

Cabinet approves revision of pay scales for teachers in universities

After much back and forth finally central government employees is likely to get pay hike of 17%.

States will get the Centre's support and all the benefits will be paid from January 1, 2016.

Also, salaries of teachers at 119 centrally-funded institutions like the IITs, IIMs, IISc, NITIE, and IIITs would be revised.

Making an announcement in this regard, Human Resources and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that teachers of all centrally funded deemed universities and 43 central universities would get the benefits of the 7th Pay Commission, which was cleared by the Union Cabinet on June 28 with 34 amendments to the recommendations. He said the decision was an attempt to do justice to faculty members at the country's higher education institutions and attract good talent.

The Union cabinet on Wednesday cleared revised pay scales for almost eight lakh teachers and academic staff of higher educational institutions following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.

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.

According to Ministry sources, the salary of an assistant professor (entry level) of a university will be increased to Rs 57,700 per month from the current Rs 47,000 per month. As per the reports, the government is seeking to raise minimum pay of the central government employees beyond the recommendation of the 7th pay commission of 7th CPC.

For the state government-funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective state governments. In total, now there are 106 central universities, 329 state universities&12912 government private aided colleges affiliated to State Public Universities.

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