7th Pay Commission: Payment to Employees of Agricultural Universities – Lok Sabha Clarification
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 456
ANSWERED ON: 15.09.2020
Payment to Employees of Agricultural Universities
Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government proposes to issue any guidelines for payments under 7th Pay Commission to employees of the Agricultural Universities;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Union Government has made the said payment;
(d) if so, the reasons for not extending the benefit to employees of Agricultural Universities of Rajasthan so far; and
(e) the dates on which letters/circulars in this regard were issued by the Union Government?
THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
(SHRI NARENDRA SINGH TOMAR)
(a) & (b): Central Government has already issued detailed Guidelines on the Scheme of revision of pay of teachers and equivalent cadres in universities and colleges following the revision of pay scales of Central Government employees on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) vide Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) letter No. 1-7/2015-U.II(1) dated 2nd November, 2017 which is available in public domain https://www.mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/Revision%20of%20Pay%20of%20teachers02112017153139.pdf
(c) No, Sir.
(d) Question does not arise.
(e) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) vide its Letter No.17(8)/2018-A&P dated 30th May, 2018 has endorsed the MHRD order No.1-7/2015-U.II(1) dated 2nd November, 2017 to all Agricultural Universities.