Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

7th Pay Commission : Pay hike for over 7 lakh teachers

7th Pay Commission : Pay hike for over 7 lakh teachers

Javadekar stressed on the importance of attracting talent into academics as most look to the West for higher studies.

The decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 universities and colleges which are funded by the UGC and the union HRD ministry and also 329 universities which are funded by state governments and 12,912 government and private aided colleges affiliated to state public universities.

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It will be applicable from 1st of January, 2016.

In a decision which will be hailed by the teaching community, the Union cabinet has approved extension benefit of 7th Pay Commission to teachers of central and state universities and collegesunder the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions. This revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22% to 28 %. 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.

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Assistant Professors who are presently getting Rs 47,000 (at entry level) will now get Rs 57,700.

The salary of the associate professor has been increased to Rs 1.31 lakh per month from Rs 1.07 lakh while the professors would now draw a monthly salary of Rs 1.44 lakh with the revision, instead of current Rs 1.16 lakh. The revised pay scale would cost about Rs 9,800 crore to the exchequer. The Vice Chancellors of universities across the country will now get Rs 2,25,000. In total, 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staffs will get benefits of 7th Pay Commission. Javadekar had at that time said that over 46,000 KVS employees would be benefited.

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For the state government-funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective state governments. In total, now there are 106 central universities, 329 state universities&12912 government private aided colleges affiliated to State Public Universities.

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