NEW DELHI: A pay hike for over 7.58 lakh teachers in central and state universities and colleges has been cleared by the Union Cabinet following the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations.
The hike is in the range of 22 to 28 percent depending on seniority, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
Teachers can expect their salary to go up by anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 50,000. The new salaries will be effective from January 1, 2018.
The decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in 106 universities and colleges funded by the UGC and the Union HRD ministry, 329 universities funded by state governments and 12,912 government and private-aided colleges affiliated to state public universities.