7th Pay Commission Latest News: As over 50 lakh Central government employees and an equivalent pensioners wait for a hike in fitment factor and minimum pay beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced the date from which teachers, equivalent academic staff, registrars, finance officers and controller of examinations in Central Universities and colleges will get revised allowances as per the recommendations of 7th CPC. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Is Prior Intimation Needed For Govt Employees to Avail LTC Cash Voucher Scheme? Check What Centre Says
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A circular released by the UGC said that the revised pay as per 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations teachers, equivalent academic staff, registrars, finance officers and controller of examinations in Central Universities and colleges will be implemented from July 1, 2017. (7th Pay Commission Latest News: Government Extends Benefits to Teachers, Other Academic Staff – Check Details Here) Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Retirement Age of Govt Employees of THIS State Increased | Check Who Will be Benefitted
Earlier on January 15, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), had 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, with granting of Rs 1,241 crore.
Meanwhile, on January 28, the University Grants Commission (UGC), had ordered to enhance honorarium for Guest Faculty to Rs 1,500 per lecture subject to a maximum of Rs.50,000 per month. Prior to this, they were getting an honorarium of minimum Rs. 1000 and maximum Rs. 25,000 a month.
The news comes a day after the Narendra Modi-led Union Cabinet announced a hike in dearness allowance (DA) for the central government employees cum pensioners. The allowance has been increased by 3 per cent effective from January 1, 2019.
As for the Central Government employees, the Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan has not once but twice claimed that the government is not considering or mulling a plan to accept the demands for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendation.