Punjab: Pay Panel Recommendations get nod for University and College Teachers

Nachiket Jamadar

Nachiket Jamadar

The proposal for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations got a go  ahead from the Punjab Government on Friday. The recommendations will come to force from October 1.

Punjab 7th pay commission

After the announcement made by Bhagwant Mann, the CM of Punjab that his government would implement the recommendations of 7th pay commission, the Punjab cabinet has approved the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission on Friday for the teachers of Universities and Government Colleges.


The cabinet gave its nod to revise the pay scales with effect from January 15 2016 according to the long pending demand of the teachers. a The decision is said to benefit  all teachers and employees working in the equivalent cadre in state universities, government colleges and government-aided private colleges will be implemented from October 1.


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Visiting Resource Persons appointment allowed

In yet another decision taken by the cabinet, it allowed to appoint retired teachers of upto 70 years of age as visiting resource persons and said that they can be paid an honorarium of upto Rs. 30,000 per month based on the number of sessions. This process shall continue till the vacancies are filled. 

The cabinet also approved the enhancing of remuneration given to Guest faculties of government colleges to Rs.33,600 per month for both qualified and unqualified teachers. 

Guardians of Governance scheme closed

The cabinet also decided to do away with the “Guardians of Governance Scheme” which was launched by the previous government in 2017. In a statement,it was that the scheme was closed keeping the unsatisfactory performance in monitoring the assigned schemes of few departments.

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