New Delhi, October 11: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the implementations of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. This would result in the revision of pay scales for about eight lakh teachers and other academic staff in higher educational institutions and in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions. Also read: TN Cabinet Approves 7th CPC Recommendations; Govt Employees, Teachers to be Benefitted

Here is all you need to know:

  • The decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 universities and colleges which are funded by the University Grant Commission or Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • It will also benefit teachers and equivalent academic staff in 329 Universities which are funded by state governments and 12,912 government and private aided colleges affiliated to State Public Universities.
  • 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 would be applicable from January 1, 2016.
  • The annual Central financial liability on account of the implementation of the recommendation of the 7th CPC would be about Rs 9,800 crore.
  • 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 CPC for the pay of teachers.
  • The revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22 per cent to 28 per cent.
  • For the state government funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective state governments.
  • The Central government will bear the additional burden of the states on account of revision of pay scales.
  • The measures proposed in the revised pay structure are expected to improve quality of higher education and also attract and retain talent.

“Teachers of all centrally funded deemed universities and 43 central universities to get benefit of 7th Pay Commission. 7.51 lakh teachers in universities to get benefits of 7th Pay Commission. We must attract talent into academics,” Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said.