Pay scale for Principal in Government Jobs


Principal is normally the person who manages the day-to-day functions of an educational institution and he is responsible for proper functioning of the school authorities and students. The minimum pay scale offered for the position of principal in government-run educational institution in India is Rs.15600-39100 plus a GP of Rs.6600. However, sometimes, candidates appointed for this position are brought under the next higher level of pay scale, which is 39100-67000 plus a GP of Rs.10000.

Recent job notification for the position of Principal:

Recently, the following government organizations recruited candidates for the position of principal:

Jharkhand Public Service Commission

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

Magadh University

Union Public Service Commission

Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan Authority

Punjab University

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission

From the above-mentioned recent job notifications for the position of principal, it is clear that in most of the cases Public Service Commissions are responsible for recruiting candidates for the position of Principal for different government-run educational institutions in a particular state. Public Service Commission recruited candidates come under the pay brand of Rs.37400-67000 plus a GP of Rs.8900.

Educational qualification and experience:

In most of the cases, public service commission and other government educational institutions directly recruiting candidates for the position of Principal require that candidates must be Ph. D Degree holders with Master’s degree in a particular subject with not less than 55% of marks in the master’s degree course. In most of the cases, educational institutions require that candidates must have some years of teaching experience in any subjects.

Selection Procedure:

Candidates are selected for the position of Principal, either through written test or through interview or even some organizations conduct both these tests for selection of candidates.

Age requirement:

Since experienced candidates are appointed for the position of Principal, the maximum age limit for this position is 50 years.

What are the job responsibilities of the position?

Normally, the main job responsibility of the position of principal is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the educational institution as a whole. Anything that goes wrong in the organization can be traced to his/her inaction or action. They are responsible for keeping in contact with parent or staff issues, reading daily briefs about guests and special programs on the campus, keeping in contact with teachers to ensure that the best education is offered to the students. They should possess good interpersonal skills and communication skills for carrying out the operations of the organizations effectively.



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2 Responses to “Pay scale for Principal in Government Jobs”

  1. 2
    sushma antony:

    what else is added to the basic pay scale of a principal and what are the total emoluments

  2. 1

    is central govt is framing anypolicy to conduct principal exams in every state.?