Prime Minister Narendra Modi's NDA government today made a big decision over 7th Central Pay Commission. The government today extended the 7th CPC benefits to teachers and other academic staff. According to information released by the news agency ANI, the "Central govt has approved proposal to extend the 7th Central Pay Commission to the teachers and other academic staff of the state govt\/ govt aided degree level technical institution in the country, which will have additional Central Govt liability of Rs 1241.78 crore." In addition to this, the central government "will reimburse 50 per cent of the total addition expenditure (from 1.1.2016 to 31.3.2019) to be incurred by these institutes for payment of arrears on account of 7th Central Pay Commission." Also read|\u00a0RRB JE recruitment 2019: Its raining jobs! Over 1 lakh salary with 7th Pay Commission benefits, check how to apply According to Union Human Resource and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, as quoted by PTI, "This will directly benefit a total of 29,264 teachers and other academic staff of state government funded institutes. Besides, about 3.5 lakh teachers and other academic staff of private colleges or institutions within the purview of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) will also benefit from the approval." He added, "The central government will also reimburse 50 per cent of total additional expenditure to be incurred by these institutes for the payment of arrears on account of 7th Central Pay Commission implementation." Javadekar further said that the move has been made to help technical institutions for attracting and retaining faculty of high academic standards.