7th Pay Commission: 8 lakh teachers, academic staff will see hike in pay scale by almost 28%
Last year, the government had constituted a pay review committee, headed by UGC member VS Chauhan, which had submitted its recommendations earlier this year.
Pay scales for about 8 lakh teachers and other equivalent academic staff in higher educational institutional has received in-principle approval by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Cabinet said, “The measures proposed in the revised pay structure are expected to improve quality of higher education and also attract and retain talent.”
Revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22% to 28% for them.
Decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 Universities / Colleges which are funded by the UGC/MHRD and also 329 Universities which are funded by State Governments and 12,912 Govt. and private aided colleges affiliated to State Public Universities.
Teacher's pay range will now be enhanced between 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.
As for state government, funded institution – the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective state government. While the central government will be bearing all the additional burden of the states on account of revision pay scales.
Additionally, the revised package will cover teachers of 119 Centrally Funded Technical Institutions viz. IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIITs, NITIE. etc.
Approved pay scales would be in effect from January 01, 2016 – and the annual central financial liability on account of this measure would be about Rs 9,800 crore.
Under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, following implementation were made under the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission for Central Government employees.