Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that teachers of all centrally funded deemed universities and 43 central universities will get the benefit of 7th Pay Commission.
In a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Javadekar said that 7.51 lakh teachers in universities will get benefits of 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
"We must attract good talent into academia, they need to be given attractive compensation," he said.
Javadekar at cabinet meeting
The cabinet briefing was held at the Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi. The meeting was attended by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan along with Javadekar.
HRD Minister stressed on better remuneration for teachers
"We must attract good talent into academia, they need to be given attractive compensation," HRD minister said.
Varsity teachers will a hike a almost 22-28%
"This amounts to an increase of around 22% - 28%," Javadekar said in the briefing.
While at first the government was thinking of giving arrears, the change in decision was prompted after the April-June GDP growth slipped to a three-year low of 5.7 percent. The government believes it will bounce back in the second quarter. Moreover the fiscal math this year was already burdened, the government points out.
While the government has decided to hike the basic minimum pay beyond the 7th Pay Commission, there is not much clarity on the arrears. Central Government employees who are hoping that the pay hike would come in January 2017 may not have much good news on the arrears front.