With the Lok Sabha elections just a few months away, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry issued an order on the revision of allowance and special allowance for teachers. The allowances have been issued as per the recommendations from the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).

Announcing the order, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted, “The much-awaited orders on revision of allowances & special allowances as per the 7th CPC for teachers & equivalent academic cadre, Registrars, Finance Officers and Controller of Examinations in Central Universities and Colleges thereunder have been issued.”

The order comes into force with immediate effect. The revised special allowance per month for vice-chancellors, pro-vice-chancellors, principals in PG College and principal in undergraduate colleges will be Rs 11,250, Rs 9000, Rs 6750, and Rs 4500 respectively, he further stated.

The order is likely to benefit 30,000 teaching and equivalent staff in central universities and 5,500 deemed-to-be-universities.

“This will serve as a benchmark for 7 lakh teachers in state universities,” the HRD minister added.

Further, the University Grants Commission (UGC) revised guidelines for enhancement of the Honorarium of Guest Faculty in universities and colleges. The statement read that the Honorarium of Guest faculty is enhanced to Rs 1500 per lecture to a maximum of Rs 50000 per month. Prior to this, the rates were Rs.1000 per lecture and maximum Rs.25000 per month.   

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