7th Pay Commission: Pay hiked for 23 lakh retired teachers, non-teaching staff by Modi govt
7th Pay commission: Benefitting around 25,000 present pensioners of Central Universities and UGC maintained deemed to be universities will cost Rs 6000 to Rs 18,000 to the government, whose latest decision will also extend benefits to around 8 lakh teachers, 15 lakh non-teaching staff, who retired from State Public Universities and affiliated colleges.
7th Pay Commission: A year ahead of the general elections 2019, the central government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought cheers to lakhs of retired teaching and non-teaching staff, including retired employees of the Central Universities and Colleges by raising their wages in accordance with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The latest Modi government decision is likely to benefit as many as 23 lakh retired teachers and non-teaching staff of universities.
Benefitting around 25,000 present pensioners of Central Universities and UGC maintained deemed to be universities will pay out Rs 6000 to Rs 18,000 to these beneficiaries. Government's latest decision will also extend benefits to around 8 lakh teachers, 15 lakh non-teaching staff, who retired from State Public Universities and affiliated colleges, who may adopt or have already adopted the pay scales recommended by the 7th Pay Commission for Central universities.
Making this 7th CPC related information public today, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar stated through Twitter, "The @narendramodi govt has revised pension of retired faculty & other non-teaching staff in Central Universities and Colleges as per the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. Around 25000 present pensioners will benefit in Central Universities and #UGC maintained #Deemed to be #Universities to the tune of Rs. 6000 to Rs.18000.”
Javadekar further tweeted, “This move of govt will benefit approx 8 lakh teachers & 15 lakh non–teaching staff who retired from State Public Universities & affiliated colleges, who wish to adopt or have adopted Pay Scales prescribed for Central Universities.”
Notably, the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission have been implemented for central government employees, but the latter are still demanding a hike in minimum salary as well as the fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th CPC. Several state governments have also followed the suit and implemented the same for their respective staff.
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Early this month, Mizoram government decided to increase pay scale of the state government staff according to the 7th CPC recommendations. The state government staff would be entitled to get an enhanced pay effective from January 1, 2016 but enjoy financial benefits with effect from September 1, 2018. The decision would benefit 42,000 regular employees and 34,000 other employees.