Revised UGC pay scale for teachers, as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission – West Bengal State Government

Latest UGC teachers recommendation on 7th pay commission in West Bengal

As of January 1, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Tuesday, the West Bengal government will implement the 7th CPC revised UGC pay scale for teachers in higher learning institutes.

Implementation of the revised UGC pay scale, as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission, would result in total Rs 1,000 crore spending on the state exchange, the chief minister said.

Banerjee said that while addressing a conference of more than 15,000 state school and university teachers. For government schools, state-aided colleges and universities, the new pay scale will be enforced.

Meanwhile, teachers will also increase their respective wages by three percent over four years – from 2016-2019, she said.

“We need to mobilise the amount. But we don’t take back our promises,” The chief minister said with the crowd’s applause.

The teachers were urged to accept it wholeheartedly, Banerjee said, “The revised UGC pay scale has been implemented by very few states.

He said the state had to pay the Centre’s debt of Rs 50,000, but was not found wanting when it came to paying back our nation’s architects – our teachers, given our limited resources. “We can’t stop any project from Kanyashree to Sabujsathi. We have to continue with Sarva Siksha Abhiyan. We cannot act as the Centre, by making tall promises before elections and then forgetting to implement the same.

“We promise to give you (teachers and government employees) whatever we can, despite the Center and the state having different salary structure. Have confidence in us,” she said.

The CM said the government has designated all of these categories as state-aided college teachers to ensure job security for part-time teachers and guest teachers in various colleges, and they will work as regular teachers in colleges for up to 60 years.

Banerjee asked college teachers to ensure regular occurrence of events involving students.

We’re going to make sure you can work in peace. I urge students to respect their teachers as well. I’m telling the teachers, on your side is the government. We expect the teachers and students to maintain friendly ties as well, “she said.

The chief minister said, “Bengal’s talent is the envy of the whole world,” noting that West Bengal is a talent pool as it has given so many Nobel laureates to the country.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Education Partha Chatterjee and senior officials from the government.

PTI

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