The Ministry of Human Resource Development Tuesday approved a proposal to extend the seventh pay commission recommendations to academic staff of government and aided technical institutions with granting of Rs 1,241 crore for the purpose.
"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 or institutions within the purview of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) will also benefit from the approval," Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters.
"The central government will also reimburse 50 per cent of total additional expenditure to be incurred by these institutes for the payment of arrears on account of 7th Central Pay Commission implementation," he added.
7th Pay Commission: After coming up with 10 per cent quota for upper caste poor, the Narendra Modi government has today announced a big pay hike for lakhs of state government employees. The Central government today approved the proposal to extend the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) to the teachers and other academic staff of the state government and government-aided degree level technical institution in the country. This will have put an additional liability of Rs 1241.78 crore at the central government.
News agency ANI tweeted that the central government will reimburse 50% 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.
The move will benefit lakhs of academic staff members. The sudden announcement has raised the hope of the Central government employees who have been waiting for the over and above 7th CPC pay hike. The Central government employees, who have been getting pay by the fitment factor of 2.57 times, have been demanding a hike by the fitment factor of 3.68 times. A hike by 3.68 times will increase the basic salary to Rs 26,000 from the current Rs 18,000. There are around 48.41 lakh Central government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners who will benefit from the hike in fitment factor.
Government Approves 7th Pay Commission Recommendations For Teachers Of Technical Institutions
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