Union Cabinet also approved the signing of Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Japan on the Technical Intern Training Program.
"7.51 lakh teachers in universities to get benefits of 7th Pay Commission". HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the decision has been taken to attract good talent to academics and also as a sense of justice for all the teachers who are now in the profession.
Cabinet has approved revision of pay scales for about 8 lakh teachers and other equivalent academic staff.
States will get the Centre's support and all the benefits will be paid from January 1, 2016.
Slower decline for PCs
In the U.S., Apple remains the third-most-popular PC vendor, but it saw its Mac sales stateside slide 7.6% year-over-year. ASUS retained the fifth position, but was the only company in the top 5 to decline faster than the market average.
The approval of this pay revision by the cabinet under the chairmanship of PM Modi will enhance the teachers' pay in the range of Rs. 10,400 and Rs. 49,800. The revised pay scale would cost about Rs 9,800 crore to the exchequer.
In an effort to attract talent into academics and improve the quality of education in the country, seven lakh professors, assistant and associate professors in aided colleges and State universities will get the benefits, Mr. Javadekar said. "This revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22 per cent to 28 per cent", the statement said.
For the higher education institutions funded by state governments, the revised pay scales will have to adoption by their respective state governments. The salaries of government employees will increase by 20 per cent after this decision.
Prakash Javadekar said in the press conference that additional expense to the tune of Rs 1400 crore for central universities and Rs 8400 crore for state universities and colleges will be needed annually to implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay commission.
New Xbox One S Bundles Come with Games, Game Pass, and Gold
If interested, you can now check your local retailer or Microsoft Store, but remember, some of these bundles are region specific. This service gives you access to over 100 quality games, so you'll be sure to find something that piques your interest.
Asteroid to buzz Earth this week
Sky and Telescope notes its approach is close enough that the rock's orbit will get a small deviation from Earth's gravity. However, experts were able to predict the nearest approach of the asteroid to earth in 2017, which became true.