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Good News! Cabinet Clears Pay Hike For 7.5 Lakh Teachers In Universities, Colleges

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In good news for teachers of colleges and universities, the Union Cabinet has cleared a pay hike of 22 to 28 percent for more than 7.58 lakh teachers in central and state universities, Education Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Wednesday.

The education minister said that the decision for the pay hike was an attempt to do justice to faculty members at higher education institutions and to retain and attract good talent. The hike of 22-28 percent would increase the salaries of teachers by anything from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 based on the seniority of the teachers.

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"We need to attract talent and give good salaries to our teaching staff and to retain them," Javadekar said to media after Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The move will benefit faculty across 43 central universities, 329 state universities and 12,912 government and private aided colleges that are affiliated to state universities. The pay hike will also be applicable to the faculty members at 119 centrally-funded technical institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) and IIITs.

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The revised salaries will be effective from January 1, 2016, but while faculty members at central government's institutions and universities would be able to reap the benefits immediately, those teaching at state-run higher education institutes may have to wait a bit longer.

"For the State government funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective State Governments," the centre said in an official statement.

However, the central government has confirmed that it would bear the additional burden of the pay scale revision at the state level.