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5.35 lakh UP teachers to get 7th pay commission benefits from May

At least 5.35 lakh teachers at government-run primary and upper primary schools in Uttar Pradesh will start getting salaries as per the recommendations of the seventh pay commission by the end of May.

education Updated: May 25, 2017 17:44 IST
K Sandeep Kumar
A teacher interacting with a student in the classroom at a government run primary school in Allahabad.
A teacher interacting with a student in the classroom at a government run primary school in Allahabad.(HT photo)

At least 5.35 lakh teachers at government-run primary and upper primary schools in Uttar Pradesh will start getting salaries as per the recommendations of the seventh pay commission by the end of May.

Though the government issued the order on December 22 last year, which stated that the benefits would be granted with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016, the implementation got delayed in the absence of a software for the purpose, officials said.

The teachers in about 1.60 lakh schools across the state will get a salary hike, which will range between Rs 5,733 and Rs 13,674, depending on their pay scale. The arrears from January 2016 to April 2017 will be paid in two instalments in the financial years 2017-18 and 2018-19.

According to sources, there are plans that arrears will be paid as and when funds are available with the government.

Finance controller (basic) Manishankar Pandey said the work of salary fixation and data feeding has begun in all the districts and that officials have been directed to complete the work on priority.

Senior finance and accounts officer (basic education) Vimlesh Yadav said the scale of the task could be gauged from the fact that the work of salary fixation and data feeding of over 13,500 government school teachers was underway in Allahabad district alone.

He said the teachers would receive the enhanced salary by the end of this month.