New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday announced implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for teachers in central, and state universities and government-aided colleges.
The decision to implement the recommendations was taken in a meeting of Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The move will benefit over 7,58,000 teachers in these institutions, and the increase will be between Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 at different levels, Javadekar said, adding that this is a hike between 22 per cent to 28 per cent.
The hike will be retrospective, effective from January 1, 2016.
"We want education to improve, to attract good people to the profession. This is not a gift, this is justice for those who are already serving," Javadekar said.
"We will see that it is implemented as soon as possible," he added.