The Tamil Nadu government Sunday announced huge increases in the salaries of its employees ranging between Rs.1,774 and Rs.7,300 per month.
The pay hike is expected to shoot up the government’s annual expenditure by Rs.5,155.79 crore, while the initial cost would be around Rs.11,093 crore, an official statement said.
The state government late on Saturday evening approved the 6th Pay Commission recommendations for higher education teachers. The state cabinet gave its nod to the pay revision approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
According to the decision, state universities and degree colleges will have revised scales as per the rules and regulations of UGC. The benefit will be given with effect from January 1, 2006. The decision came following threat by teachers to launch an agitation, which would have disturbed the annual examinations due to start in all state universities in March