7th Pay Commission Latest News: Even as the central government employees are demanding minimum pay and fitment factor hike for long, the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Monday issued orders for the revision of allowances of teachers and other non-academic staff. As per the order, teachers, equivalent academic cadre, Controller of Examinations, Registrars, and Finance Officers in central universities and colleges will get the benefits of the revision in allowance and special allowance.
This revision in allowance is in accordance with the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC). The orders issued by the ministry come into effect with immediate effect, an MHRD statement stated. This order will also be applicable in centrally-funded Deemed to be universities.
7th CPC revised special allowance:
Special allowance for Vice Chancellor: Rs 11,250
Special allowance for Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Rs 9,000
Special allowance for Principal in PG College: Rs. 6,750
Special allowance for Principal in UG College: Rs. 4,500
Nearly 30000 teaching and equivalent staff in central universities and 5500 staff in Deemed to be universities will be benefited from the orders in accordance with the 7th CPC recommendations. This pay hike will also serve as the benchmark for 7 lakh teachers in varous state government-funded universities, the statement stated.
The Narendra Modi-led NDA government recently announced a hike in minimum disability, war injury pension, and family pension for Armed forces personnel. This was the long-pending demand from the government. This hike is beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis also announced on Sunday that the 7th Pay Commission‘s recommendations would be implemented for all the state government employees. If the 7th CPC recommendations are implemented, over 20 lakh government employees in the state including teachers, officers, and employees from unaided schools get the benefit. The state government employees will receive the increased salary from February 1, 2019.