7th Pay Commission: Good news, the wait is finally over for these employees
New Delhi, Sep 6: The wait relating to the 7th Pay Commission is over. There is some very good news for these employees.
The Uttar Pradesh government has announced a special Teachers' Day gift for employees of state colleges and universities. The government approved the implementation of the 7th Pay Scale at a meeting.
With this decision, the UP government will give the 7th Pay Commission pay scale to teachers and professors of state colleges and universities.
The decision was taken in the light of revision of pay scales of Central Government employees on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The official spokesperson of the Uttar Pradesh government said that Centre will bear a financial burden of Rs 921.54 crore for this hike and the state will bear 50 per cent of the burden.
The new pay scale will come into force from January 1 2016. It will cover 18 state varsities, which also includes one law university, one deemed and an open university. The spokesman said the registrar, financial officer, controller of examination, pro VC and VC will not be covered under this.
Last week the Cabinet had approved an additional 2 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for about 1.1 crore Central government employees and pensioners. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi and is expected to benefit about 48.41 lakh Central government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.
"The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2018, representing an increase of 2% over the existing rate of 7% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise," the official statement had said.
It may be recalled that last month the Haryana government had approved the pay scale recommendations to the teaching and non-teaching staff of government universities, government colleges and government-aided colleges with effect from January 1, 2016 as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.