7th Pay Commission: Cabinet clears pay panel recommendations for 8 lakh college and university teachers

7th Pay Commission latest news: The 7th Pay Commission decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in 106 universities/colleges funded by the UGC/Centre, and 329 universities funded by state governments among others.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 12, 2017 10:51 am
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Accepting recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to hike salaries of about 8 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in higher educational institutions under the UGC and in centrally funded technical institutions.

The decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in 106 universities/colleges funded by the UGC/Centre, and 329 universities funded by state governments, besides 12,912 government and private-aided colleges affiliated to state universities.

In addition, the revised pay package will cover teachers of 119 central-funded technical institutions such as IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIITs, NITIE, Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said after the Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The approved pay scales will be applicable with effect from January 1, 2016. The annual Central financial liability on account of this measure would be about Rs 9,800 crore, the government said in a statement. The implementation of this revision will enhance teachers’ pay in the range of Rs 10,400 and Rs 49,800. “This revision will register an entry pay growth in the range of 22 per cent to 28 per cent,” Javadekar said.

For state government-funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by respective states.

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    Shailesh sabae
    Oct 19, 2017 at 9:32 am
    7pay Ka labha hame abhitak nahi
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    1. Damodar Biswal
      Oct 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm
      Good news for teachers of higher learning.A real DIWALI gift.
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        Oct 12, 2017 at 12:26 pm
        All the science/engineering professors exploit students in the name of marks and take bribe for practical marks else they fail students and now the government is giving them 2 lakh per month. Such a pity on the government. RIP
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        1. Damodar Biswal
          Oct 12, 2017 at 12:39 pm
          I think u r talking of Bihar n UP.Nothing of that sort happens in other parts of the country.Teachers of some north Indian states have ceased to be a respected force they once were because of their misdeeds.Kindly do not think that all teachers r like that.
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          Oct 12, 2017 at 12:21 pm
          You people(overhyped Professors lecturers) work for just 18 hours a week/ 3 hours per day and you want monthly ry of 2 lakhs. Huh. The teacher at coaching centres teach much better than govt teachers/lecturers and that too in 20-30k monthly. Why shouldnt your ries rather be reduced??
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          1. Damodar Biswal
            Oct 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm
            Kindly do not generalise.
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              Rajamathe.S
              Oct 12, 2017 at 7:08 pm
              you should know that 1 hour of good ug/pg teaching require 3-4 hrs of preparation (home work) The coaching center persons do not have the NET or Ph.D to get our Job, they 'coach'-drill- for entrance..but we teach for knowledge -and are the resources for research and development and in science we take care of pracicals too.
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            2. Rajesh Shukla
              Oct 12, 2017 at 12:02 pm
              Also set their accountability and responsibility !
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