In a series of tweets, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said the government has decided to revise pension of retired faculty and other non-teaching staff in central universities and colleges. This will be in line with the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.
Javadekar's tweet: 'Around 25000 present pensioners will benefit in Central and #UGC maintained #Deemed to be #Universities." Pensioners will get benefits to the tune of Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 18,000."
Over 23 lakh retired teaching and non- teaching staff are set to benefit from the move.
'This move of govt will benefit approx 8 lakh teachers & 15 lakh non –teaching staff who retired from State Public Universities & affiliated colleges, who wish to adopt or have adopted Pay Scales prescribed for Central Universities', the Minister added.
In October last year, the Union Cabinet had okayed the revised pay scales for this category.