UGC salary revision from Feb 1
Thiruvananthapuram: Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said that the revised salary for college professors will be distributed from February 1. The pay revision implementation was delayed after accountant general raised some concerns. The salary arrears will be dissolved in the Pension Fund. In 2023-24, 2024-25 years, this can be withdrawn, he added.
For the 2267 teachers and 1097 helpers in the government pre-primary schools established after 2012, Rs 1000 will be provided apart from the salary provided by the PTA. No newer appointments will be considered. Also, the pension of the anganwadi workers will be raised to Rs 2500 from Rs 2000, minister said during the budget discussion.
Isaac also had said that the government will look into increasing the pension for cancer patients. A memorial will be built for Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri in his native place Kumaranellur.
Also financial help will be provided through tourism department for Thrissur Pooram, Pulikali and Buon Natale, he had further added.