New Delhi [India], Jan 15 (ANI): The Central government on Tuesday approved a proposal to extend the 7th Central Pay Commission to the teachers and other academic staff of the state government and government-aided degree level technical institution in the country, which will have additional Central government liability of Rs 1241.78 crore.

“The technical education which is regulated by AICTE so government, state government, government aided degree level technical institute will get 7th CPC from January 1, 2016. For this government has sanctioned 1241 crore rupees. The teachers and academic staff will get the benefit of this”, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.

The Central government will reimburse 50 per cent of the total addition expenditure (from 1.1.2016 to 31.3.2019) to be incurred by these institutes for payment of arrears on account of 7th Central Pay Commission.

This will directly benefit a total of 29,264 teachers and other academic staff of State Government funded institutes. Besides, about 3.5 lakh teachers and other academic staff of private colleges and institutions within the purview of AICTE will also benefit from the approval given today.

The implementation of pay commission recommendation in State Government aided or funded AICTE approved technical institutes will help them in attracting and retaining the faculty of high academic standards. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.