Nearly 8,00,000 teachers and staff working in colleges, universities, and institutions run by the Centre and state governments will get a pay hike, which will result in a 22%-28% in their salaries. The pay revision is based on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and was approved by the union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
The new pay scales would take effect from January 1, 2016. The yearly central monetary liability on the account would be about Rs 9,800 crore. Now, an assistant professor’s entry pay would jump by Rs 10,396 with a grade pay of Rs 6,000. An associate professor’s salary would increase by Rs 24,000 post the pay revision.
“The implementation of this pay revision will enhance the teachers’ pay in the range of Rs 10,400 and Rs 49,800 as against the existing entry pay due to the implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission for the pay of teachers,” a government statement said.
Human resource development minister, Prakash Javadekar said, “We want education to improve, to attract good people to the profession… This is not a gift, this is justice for those who are already serving.”
The step will help 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic employees.