NEW DELHI: Teachers and staff working in colleges, universities and institutions run by the Centre and state governments are set to get a pay hike in the range of 22-28%.
The Cabinet is set to take up a UGC panel’s recommendation in this regard this month, sources said, adding that it is “most likely to sail through”.
A senior HRD ministry official said – “A decision on allowances will be taken up later”. As per the proposal, an assistant professor’s entry pay would jump by rs.10,396 with a grade pay of rs. 6,000 .
The last hike for teachers was implemented in 2006. Several teachers associations of various universities and colleges have been threatening to go on strike over the delay in implementation of the seventh pay commission even after the UGC panel submitted its report in February.
The pay revision will benefit faculty and staff in state government-funded colleges and universities, at central universities, and other centrally funded technical institutions such as NITs and IITs, among others.
Centrally-funded technical institutions will have a separate pay structure and a different pay panel has suggested increasing their salary structure, but the proposals are being considered together, officials said.
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