7th Pay Commission – Tamil Nadu Professors to Get 18% to 24% Salary Hike

Teachers in government colleges and universities in the Tamil Nadu state are set to get a salary hike after a gap of nearly 10 years. Based on the 7th pay commission recommendation, the state government will issue orders revising their pay scale in a week’s time, said a senior government official, adding that their salaries would rise by 18% to
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.