Govt clears salary hike for 7.5 lakh university, college teachers as per Seventh Pay Commission recommendation

New Delhi: Human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday announced implementation of the reccomendations of the Seventh Pay Commission for teachers in central, and state universities and government-aided colleges.

File image of Prakash Javadekar. Reuters

File image of Prakash Javadekar. Reuters

The decision to implement the recommendations was taken in a meeting of Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The move will benefit over 7,58,000 teachers in these institution, and the increase will be between Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 at different levels, Javadekar said, adding that this is a hike between 22 percent to 28 percent,

The hike will be retrospective, effective from 1 January, 2016.

"We want education to improve, to attract good people to the profession... This is not a gift, this is justice for those who are already serving," Javadekar said.

"We will see that it is implemented as soon as possible," he added.

Updated Date: Oct 11, 2017 21:30 PM

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