7th Pay Commission teachers salary: The Narendra Modi government announced the benefits of 7th Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations on Wednesday evening ahead of Diwali. The announcement was made by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar who revealed that 8 lakh teachers of universities and colleges across India will get the benefit of 7th CPC. As per the government order, after the implementation of this latest revision, the teachers will get pay in the range of Rs 10,400 and Rs 49,800 as against the existent entry pay due to the implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission for the pay of teachers. This also means that the teachers will get an entry pay growth in the range of 22% to 28 %.
Prakash Javadekar, in a Cabinet briefing, said that the Modi government has extended the benefits of the Seventh Pay Commission for the teaching faculty of central and state universities and aided colleges. “The move will benefit 7.58 lakh professors, assistant professors and others,” HRD minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters after a cabinet meeting, where the decision was taken.
The decision will benefit as many as 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.
Apart from this, this pay revision will also cover teachers of 119 Centrally Funded Technical Institutions viz. IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIITs, NITIE. etc. The approved pay scales would be applicable from 1.1.2016. The annual Central financial liability on account of this measure would be about Rs. 9,800 crore.
Earlier in September, a committee was formed to look into various pay related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations. This 22-member committee was headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). The Centre has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, to be implemented from January 1, 2016.