Under the new pay scale, professors are set to earn a basic pay of more than Rs 1.4 lakh per month. The pay of entry-level teaching staff like assistant professors will be hiked to around Rs 70,000 per month from around Rs 55,000.
“The changes would come into notional effect from January 1, 2016 and monetary effect from October 1, 2017,” said the official. This indicates that government teachers would also be losing arrears for 21 months on the lines of other state government employees.
Tamil Nadu is set to be the second state in the country to revise the pay of government teachers based on the seventh pay commission recommendations as directed by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Teacher unions were uncertain about TN adopting the UGC’s revised pay scale since the central government had earlier announced that it would reduce its financial contribution from 80% to 50%.
However, a senior government official said that the state government will be bearing the additional financial burden.
Teachers would be receiving dearness, city compensation, house rent and medical allowances over and above the basic pay. While DA would be 7% of the basic pay, other allowances will vary according to their location and pay scales.
“TN will be a pioneering state in recognising the services of college education. For additional details, one needs to wait till the actual government order is issued,” he added.
Source : TOI