Modi Cabinet Approves 7th Central Pay Commission: All You Need to Know

Modi Cabinet Approves 7th Central Pay Commission: All You Need to Know

Modi Cabinet Approves 7th Central Pay Commission: All You Need to Know

A total of 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in 106 universities/colleges funded by the UGC/ Ministry of Human Resource Development, 329 universities funded by state governments, and 12,912 government-and private-aided colleges affiliated to state public universities, will benefit from this move.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the centrally funded technical institutions and teachers of 119 Centrally Funded Technical Institutions such as IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIIT and NITIE will be covered under it.

They will receive the pay hike benefits with retrospective effect from 1 January 2016.

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"7.51 lakh teachers in universities to get benefits of 7th Pay Commission". If one calculates the hike percentage then it would mean that the basic pay would go up from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000. 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. Union HRD Minister also said that steps are taken so that the new pay scale is implemented for assistant and associate professors as soon as possible and the arrears is also disbursed quickly. "We need to attract more talent into academics and so, we must give a good salary package to retain talent", said Javadekar.

The annual Central financial liability on account of the implementation of the recommendation of the 7th CPC would be about Rs 9,800 crore.

The central government employees who have been waited for months to get revised allowances under the 7th pay commission are now looking forward to the pay hike.

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"Teachers of all centrally funded deemed universities and 43 central universities to get benefit of 7th Pay Commission".

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

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