New Delhi sources reported that in a move that could bring cheers to over 23 lakh retired employees of universities and colleges, the Narendra Modi government on Tuesday said it has revised the pension of retired faculty and other non-teaching staff in central universities and colleges under the 7th Central Pay Commission.
Meanwhile Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said as per the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, the centre government has increased the pension of retired faculty and other non-teaching staff in central universities and colleges, which would benefit around 25,000 present pensioners in these institutions. Furthermore he also added that these 25,000 pensioners would be given benefit to the tune of Rs 6,000 to Rs 18,000 and said "Around 25,000 present pensioners will benefit in Central Universities and the UGC maintained deemed to be universities to the tune of Rs 6000 to Rs 18, 000”.
Moreover apart from providing benefits to these 25,000 pensioners, the
decision will also affect over 23 lakh employees retired from state
universities and affiliated colleges those who have adopted the prescribed pay
scales. Presently the Narendra Modi government had increased the salaries of
the central government employees by 14% in January. As per report, most
employees were unhappy with the fact that the hike was not enough, considering
rising inflation and cost of living.
Cyclone Alert over west-central Bay of Bengal: IMD Accordingly a cyclone alert has been issued for the northern coastal region of the state of Andhra Pradesh with the Indian Meteorological Department predicting 'very heavy to extremely heavy' rains in the region. Meanwhile the IMD has stated that depression has formed over west-central Bay of Bengal which could intensify into a cyclonic storm.
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