Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu announced to extend the benefits of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) to the teachers of colleges and universities.
Khandu, while inaugurating a programme at Dera Natung Government College here, said the matter will be examined by the education department and implemented at the earliest.
Noting that faculty shortage was a common problem in several government colleges, he said, the state has created 130 new posts for teaching and non-teaching staff in 29 higher education institutes.
“The state government is putting emphasis on quality education and every effort will be made to address manpower shortage and infrastructure-related problems,” the chief minister said.
Khandu also assured to sanction funds for building a boundary wall around the college campus and installing a transformer for power cuts.
He congratulated the editorial board members of a college research journal, which was released on the occasion.