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Celebration time for 758,000 teachers

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New Delhi: In what can be termed as a good news, the central government cleared the pay commission recommendation for revision in salaries for teachers and academic staff.

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This would be good for around 758,000 teachers and other academic staff at 106 institutions under the Union government and 329 universities funded by various state governments.

Point to be noted here is that teachers in 119 centrally funded institutions like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will also benefit.

“The annual Central financial liability on account of this measure would be about Rs 9,800 crore. The implementation will enhance teachers’ pay in the range of Rs 10,400 and Rs. 49,800 as against the extant entry pay…(higher by) 22 per cent to 28 per cent,” said the ministry of human resource development.

Adding: “For state government-funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective governments. The Union government will bear the additional burden of the states on account of this revision.”

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