23 lakh persons will benefit from this latest 7th Pay Commission news. The government has revised the pension of retired faculty and other non-teaching staff in central universities and colleges under the 7th Pay Commission.
As per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the Central Government has increased the pension of retired faculty and non-teaching staff in central universities and colleges, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
He also said these 25,000 pensioners would be given benefit to the tune of Rs 6,000 to Rs 18,000. "Around 25,000 present pensioners will benefit in Central Universities and the UGC maintained deemed to be universities to the tune of Rs 6000 to Rs 18,000," Javadekar said.
The decision would affect 23 lakh employees who have retired from state universities and affiliated colleges, those who have adopted the prescribed pay stales. "The present move of centre government would benefit approx. 8 lakh teachers and 15 lakh non-teaching staff who retired from state public universities and affiliated colleges, who wish to adopt or have adopted pay scales prescribed for central universities," Javadekar also said.
Meanwhile there are deliberations on with regard to a pay hike and raise in fitment factor. The government is likely to give good news on August 15, several reports have suggested.
The Central Government employees have been demanding a raise in basic minimum pay and fitment factor. They have expressed their displeasure over the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
In March, Minister of State in Finance P Radhakrishnan told the Rajya Sabha no decision had been taken in this regard, and that the benefits recommended in the 7th Pay Commission remained as such.
"The minimum pay of Rs 18,000 per month, and fitment factor of 2.57 are based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in the light of the relevant factors taken into account by it. Therefore, no change therein is at present under consideration," he said.