Benefits of 7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) will be extended to teachers and other academic staff of state government and government-aided degree-level technical institutions in the country, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has said. The minister said to implement the proposal Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will add additional liability of Rs 1241.78 crore. The Centre will reimburse 50 percent of the additional expenditure incurred by these institutions from January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2019 for arrears payment due to 7th CPC implementation.
A total of 29,264 teachers and other academic staff of state government-funded institutes will be benefited from this move. The minister said that about 3.5 lakh teachers and other academic staff of private colleges/institutions within the purview of AICTE will also get the benefits according to the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
The implementation of the 7th Pay Commission in state-government aided AICTE-approved technical institutes will help them attract and retain qualified faculty.
Upper caste reservation: Javadekar said that the government that 10 percent Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota will be implemented across 40, 000 colleges and 900 Universities in the country from the academic year 2019-20 itself. The EWS quota for the upper caste poor will be over and above the existing quotas reserved for SCs, STs and OBCs and general seats.
Javadekar said that additional seats will be created in colleges and universities to implement the EWS quota. Within a week to implement the quota, UGC and AICTE will be provided the operational mandate, a HRD Minsitry statement said.