New Delhi, Oct 11: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved revised pays for teachers and academic staff in universities, colleges and other centrally-funded institutions. The decision will directly benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and staff in the 106 universities and colleges funded by the UGG. Other 329 universities funded by state governments and around 12,912 aided college teachers will also get the benefit, as per the 7th Pay Commission Recommendations. 

According to a government release, 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 extant entry pay due to the implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission for the pay of teachers. This revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22% to 28 %.

The Union Cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The council of ministers gave its approval for revision of pay scales of teachers of institutions under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions.

The benefits of the 7th pay commission will also be extended to 119 technical institutions like IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIITs, NITIE. etc.