7th pay commission pay scale for Primary, High School, PGT qualified, CBSC, AICET Teachers
The 7th pay commission, launched in the September 2015 will be beneficial to more than 47 lakh employees working in Central Govt. and other public units and also teachers of schools, colleges and universities. In addition to this, near about 52 lakh retired pensioners will get a hiked pension structure and other benefits associated with retirement. Not only the salary, other allowances will also be hiked under the new pay commission.
Salary revision of teachers
After this new pay commission, teachers in all primary schools, secondary and higher secondary schools, colleges and universities will have a hiked net salary of around 16 %. In addition to this, the retired teachers will get pension, 24 % more than that they are receiving at present. The yearly increment will be 3 % of the basic salary, which will be same as earlier.
What is the present salary structure of Teachers under central government?
Currently, suppose for example the Trained Graduate teachers who are employed in the primary and the high schools are getting their basic salary with pay scale of Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800. In addition to this, they have a Grade pay of Rs. 4,600. This salary structure is according to the 6th pay commission. So overall, their net salary per month was Rs. 17,140 at the time of joining. There are some other allowances also that the teachers in primary schools get, apart from their salary. The revised pay commission has promised to modify the pay structures of the teachers along with other central government employees.
Salary of teachers after 7th pay commission gets implemented
According to sources, after the implementation of this new pay commission which is planned to get functional from early 2016, the salary structures of the school teachers will experience a major hike. Now, the projected salary of the trained graduate school teachers will become around Rs. 29,900 – Rs. 1,04,400 (Basic) along with grade pay of Rs. 13,800. This will make the entry net salary of the teachers around Rs. 51, 420. And the other allowances will also be gradually increased.
Other benefits of 7th pay commission for teachers
Not only the currently working teachers employed under the central government in pre – primary, primary, higher secondary schools, etc., but also the retired teachers of central government will also get a revised pension structure and other pension benefits. A steep hike of 24 % is supposed to be implemented in the pension structures. In addition to the teachers, the no teaching staffs will also get their salary structures revised under the new pay commission.
Pay bands of teachers
||Category of teachers
||Current pay band
||Revised pay band under 7th pay comm.
||Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT)
||Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800 (Basic) plus Rs. 4,600 Grade pay.
||Rs. 29,900 – Rs. 1,04,400 (Basic) along with grade pay of Rs. 13,800
||Post Graduate Teachers (PGT)
||Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay 4800
||Rs. 29,900 – Rs. 1,04,400 (Basic) along with grade pay of Rs. 14,400
||Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800 (Basic) plus Rs. 4,200 Grade pay.
||Rs. 29,900 – Rs. 1,04,400 (Basic) along with grade pay of Rs. 12,600
- Primary Teachers Pay Scale :
The Primary Teachers are those who teach from classes up to fifth standard. They are aided by the state governments and therefore the payment of primary school teachers differs in different parts of the country. Normally they have a pay band of Rs. 9300 to Rs. 34800 with a gross pay of Rs. 4200. However, still on an average, the payment of the primary school teachers in India is around Rs. 195,491 annually. It takes around 20 years for someone in this position to move on to higher positions, like Headmaster or Principal.
- High School Teachers Pay Scale:
Their salaries range between Rs 112,937 and Rs. 494,464 annually. This may be subject to fluctuation depending upon the area in which the teacher resides. The salaries for teachers in the urban areas and metropolitan cities are more compared to the salaries of those residing in remote areas.
The High School teachers teach students between class five to ten. These teachers are specialized in B.Ed and have to earn degrees after specializing in their respective courses. Anybody from science, arts or commerce stream can pursue a B.Ed and teach in a high school in their specialized subject.
- PGT qualified teachers Pay Scale:
PGT stands for Post Graduate Teachers and since the teachers are post graduate, their pay is higher than those of High school or primary school. It has to be fitting to their skill level and also the post they have applied for. The government has a defined pay scale for the PGT teachers across several cities. Their gross income lies within a range of Rs. 9300 to Rs. 34800 with a grade pay of Rs. 4800. Punjab gives out the highest salaries to the PGT teachers (Rs. 10300 to Rs.34800+ with a Grade Pay of Rs. 4600). Based on the Grade pay prescribed by the government, the salary can range anywhere between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 40,000 – it varies according to state.
- AICTE Professors Pay Scale:
The AICTE approved colleges’ Professors have a pay scale that ranges between Rs. 15600 to Rs. 39100. This is only the starting salary for the person entering as a professor in the institutes. His post is regarded as that as Assistant Professor’s and his Gross Pay is Rs. 6000. The pay band of the professors that have already been teaching and have experience was earlier Rs. 8000-13500. Now it will be changed from the pay band revision and their Gross Pay will now be under Rs. 6000. The Assistant Professor that has a teaching experience of 4 years with a PhD in the relevant course shall be assigned to a Gross Pay of Rs. 7000 and the actual pay band will be adjusted accordingly.
Basically the Pay band of the CBSE teachers also follows the regulations as per the state. This means that under a CBSE board the pay band shall be as:
- Primary Teachers: Pay band of Rs. 9300 to Rs. 34800 along with a Gross Pay of Rs. 4200. This means that the primary teachers will have to be paid according to this gross pay.
- PGT Qualifies Teachers: The pay band that has already been prescribed that is Rs. 9300 to Rs. 34800 will be applicable to the teachers under PGT as well.
||About the different types
||The pay scale of each type
||Normally they have a pay band of Rs. 9300 to Rs. 34800 with a gross pay of Rs. 4200.
||High School Teachers
||Their salaries range between Rs 112,937 and Rs. 494,464 annually. This may be subject to fluctuation depending upon the area in which the teacher resides.
||Their gross income lies within a range of Rs. 9300 to Rs. 34800 with a grade pay of Rs. 4800.
||Their pay scale ranges between Rs. 15600 to Rs. 39100.
||They follow the above norms for salaries.