7th pay scale to Professors of Government Colleges in MP

Higher Education Minister Shri Jeetu Patwari expresses gratitude towards Chief Minister
Bhopal : January 25, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): On the occasion of the Republic Day, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath gifted the Professors of the Government Colleges and their equivalent officers with the most awaited 7th pay scale. The benefit of 7th pay scale will be given by the state government to the teachers working in government colleges, all officers posted on the equivalent cadres and registrars of the universities (excluding private universities) from January 01, 2016. An order in this connection has been issued by the Higher Education Department today.
Expressing gratitude towards the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, the Higher Education Minister Shri Jeetu Patwari said that decision has been taken to provide benefit of 7th pay scale, according to the recommendations of the University Grant Commission to about 5238 persons of academic cadre, librarians and sports officers. Shri Patwari further mentioned that all the beneficiaries will receive cash benefit from January 01, 2019. A total expenditure burden of Rs. 372.93 crore is estimated on 7th pay scale between January 01, 2016 and March 31, 2019. Under this, 50 percent will be received from the Union Government in the form of financial assistance. The state government will bear the entire burden from April 01, 2019. Moreover, Shri Patwari asserted that that additional expenditure burden of Rs. 121.59 crore per annum is estimated. The academic cadre working in the universities will also receive the benefits of the 7th pay scale and the entire expenditure burden will be borne by the concerned university.