University teachers to get new scales based on 7th pay panel

College under Delhi University

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

Speaking at a press conference, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar said that 7.58 lakh teachers will soon get the benefits of the seventh pay commission, effective from January 2016. The revised pay scale would cost about Rs 9,800 crore to the exchequer.

Union Cabinet also approved the signing of Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Japan on the Technical Intern Training Program. It is expected that the MoC will pave the way for bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the area of skill development.

The implementation of this 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 Central Pay Commission for the pay of teachers.

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. With the aim to improve the quality of education and retain the talent there will also be an entry pay growth in the range of 22 per cent to 28 per cent.

In July, the government had notified the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on allowances with 34 modifications, with a total financial implication of Rs 30,748.23 crore per annum.

Extending benefits of the 7th Pay Commission, the Cabinet on Wednesday revised pay scales of around 8 lakh teachers in central and state universities. The salaries of government employees will increase by 20 per cent after this decision.

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