New Delhi: Early Diwali for teachers of Central and State varsities as Union Human Resource and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday announced that 7.51 lakh teachers in universities will receive benefits of 7th Pay Commission.
Motivating people to make career in academics, the Education Minister said that assistant and associate professors of 329 state universities and 12912 colleges will get benefit of 7th Pay Commission from January 01, 2016.
Javadekar stressed that efforts should be made to attract talent into academics.
The 5-member University Grants Commission (UGC) pay review committee, headed by it member VS Chauhan, which was formed in 2016,, had in February recommended a 20 percent pay hike for university and college teachers.
Earlier, the All India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Association (AIFUCTO), an umbrella body of teachers’ associations of various universities, had written to the HRD Ministry, threatening a nationwide agitation if their demands were not met.