New Delhi, October 12: While the Delhi University Teacher’s Association (DUTA) welcomed the Union Cabinet’s decision to implement the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission, it has urged the government to approve the pay revision of the non-teaching employees of the Universities and the colleges. The implementation of the 7th Pay Commission will benefit around 8 lakh teachers and other equivalent academic staff in higher educational institutions under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions. Also read: 7th Pay Commission: Govt Wants to Increase Basic Pay of Central Government Employees

“The Cabinet decision can only be appreciated or responded to in its entirety when the details of the decision are communicated in full, through Gazette Notification,” a statement from DUTA said, the NDTV reported.

The association is skeptic and expressed apprehension about the secrecy in decision-making. “University and College Teachers are apprehensive about the long list of pay-related anomalies that had arisen from the previous Pay Revision and are yet to be resolved. The DUTA also appeals to the Government to release the Dearness Relief for pensioners at the earliest since it has not been released for the last two installments,” the statement said.

The implementation of the pay revision will enhance the teachers’ pay in the range of Rs 10,400 and Rs 49,800 as against the extant entry pay due to the implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission for the pay of teachers. The revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22 per cent to 28 per cent.

The revised pay package will cover teachers of 119 Centrally Funded Technical Institutions viz. IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIITs, NITIE etc. The approved pay scales will be applicable from January 1, 2016 with a financial liability on the Centre of about Rs 9,800 crore.