Revised Pay Scales Approved For Teachers, Equivalent Academic Staff In Universities And Colleges: 10 Important Points

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for revision of pay scales for about 8 lakh teachers and other equivalent academic staff in higher educational institutions following the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission for Central Government employees.

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Revised Pay Scales Approved For Teachers, Equivalent Academic Staff In Universities And Colleges: 10 Important Points

7th Pay Commission Scales Approved For Teachers, Equivalent Academic Staff

New Delhi:  Following the implementation of recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission for Central Government employees, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for revision of pay scales for about 8 lakh teachers and other equivalent academic staff in higher educational institutions under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions. Union Human Resources Development minister Prakash Javadekar said the decision was an attempt to do justice to faculty members at the country's higher education institutions and attract good talent. 

Revised Pay Scales Approved For Teachers, Equivalent Academic Staff In Universities And Colleges: 10 Important Points​

 
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Revised Pay Scales Approved For Universities And Colleges​

1. The cabinet 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 Government and private aided colleges affiliated to State Public Universities. 

2. In addition, according to a statement, the revised pay package will cover teachers of 119 Centrally Funded Technical Institutions viz. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) etc. 

3. The approved pay scales for for about 8 lakh teachers and other equivalent academic staff would be applicable from January 1, 2016. 

4. The annual Central financial liability on account of this measure would be about Rs. 9,800 crore. 

5. The implementation of this pay revision in higher educational institutions under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions will enhance the teachers' pay in the range of 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. 

6. This revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22% to 28 %. 

7. For the State Govt. funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective State Governments. 

8. The Central Government will bear the additional burden of the States on account of revision of pay scales. 

9. The measures proposed in the revised pay structure are expected to improve quality of higher education and also attract and retain talent, said a statement.

10. "We need to attract talent and give good salaries to our teaching staff and to retain them," Mr Javadekar told reporters after the meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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