Salary hike for over 7 lakh teachers under the 7th pay commission award

The Central government cleared pay commission recommendations that granted a pay hike to teachers and academic staff in colleges, universities and institutions run by the Centre and state governments.

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a pay hike, which will result in a 22%-28% in the salaries of the teachers and staff.  The pay revision is based on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. The revised pay will be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016.

“The annual Central financial liability on account of this measure would be about Rs 9,800 crore. The implementation will enhance teachers’ pay in the range of Rs 10,400 and Rs. 49,800 as against the extant entry pay” said the ministry of human resource development.

The decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 universities/colleges, which are funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC) or ministry of human resource development, 329 universities which are funded by state governments, and 12,912 government and private-aided colleges affiliated to state public universities, a government release said. In addition, it will also cover teachers of 119 centrally funded technical institutions such as IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIITs, NITIE, among others.