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7 th PAY COMMISSION: Salary scales have revised

New Delhi: The 7 th Pay Commission has submitted its decision on the salary increment to lacs of University and College teachers. The incomes of the teachers in college and University are fixed to increment between the range of Rs. 10,400 to Rs. 49,800. The annual central financial responsibility on account of this measure would be about 9,800 Crore.

The HRD Minister Mr. Prakash Javadekar stated the government prolonged the advantages of the 7 th pay commission for the faculties of aided colleges and Universities. Also said by Mr. Javadekar, “The move will provide benefit to 7.58 lac professors, assistant professor and other equivalent staff”, in addition, that the hike would be anywhere between Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 50,000. The execution will increase teacher’s pay by 22 per cent to 28 per cent.

A verdict on salary increment decided by the 7 th Pay Commission, is going to prove lucrative to approximately eight lac teachers and other academic corresponding staff working in higher educational institutions under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in centrally sponsored technical Institutions, on Wednesday, the Union Cabinet accepted the revision of pay gauges based on the guidance of the seventh central pay commission for government teachers.

This is the cheering moment for 758,000 teachers and other corresponding staff at 106 institutions under the Union Government and 329 universities aided by the various state governments including 12,912 government and private funded colleges affiliated to the state universities. The revised salary scales will be implemented from 2017 only.

Teachers, who are working in centrally aided institutions such as Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs), Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISs) and National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) will also have benefit from this verdict.

The institutions which are funded by the state government, the revised salary scales will need adoption by the relevant government. The Union government will stand for the additional burden only of the state on this matter of revision.

Mr. Javadekar told reporters post the meeting of the Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi “We need to attract talent and good salaries to our teaching staff and to retain them.”

He also added, the teacher faculty at the universities and central government’s institutes will get the benefit instantly but the teachers working at the higher institutions run by the state government may have to wait a little longer.

Motivation behind the increment

As we already mentioned above that the major purpose of the revised pay structure is to improve the quality of higher education and attract and retain talent, said by the Government. Still, another intention could be there to offer a consumption enhancement to the economy. It has to be recalled that the government has come under attack from the within the ruling BJP and outside for maladministration the economy and therefore falling the economy slowdown.

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