The Division of Science and Know-how (DST) has declared a increase within the fellowship stipend for the Junior Analysis Fellowship (JRF), Senior Analysis Fellowship (SRF), and all different three ranges of analysis.
The division has determined to extend the stipend by 19 % in JRF and 20 % in SRF. The announcement was made on June 23.
JRF, SRF fellowship revision
The hike in fellowships was introduced after round a 12 months of protest by the analysis students. They have been demanding a 60 % increase on their present stipend.
The stipend for JRF & SRF fellowship was final revised in 2019 for the analysis students engaged in R&D programmes of presidency departments and companies.
Along with that, RA-1 and RA-2 stipends have additionally been elevated by 23 % and 24 %, respectively, and RA-3 acquired a 16 % hike in stipend.
Division of Science and Know-how’s assertion on stipend hike
DST talked about, “Govt. has authorized enhancing emoluments for JRF/SRF/Ras engaged in R&D actions whereby they’ll obtain the next fellowships/month w.e.f. 01/01/2023: JRF: Rs 37,000; SRF: Rs 42,000; RA1: Rs 58,000; RA2: Rs 61,000; RA3: Rs 63,000.”
Govt. has authorized enhancing emoluments for JRF/SRF/RAs engaged in R&D actions whereby they’ll obtain following fellowships/month w.e.f 01/01/2023:
JRF – Rs 37,000
SRF – Rs 42,000
RA1 – Rs 58,000
RA2 – Rs 61,000
RA3 – Rs 63,000@DrJitendraSingh @srivaric @guptaakhilesh63
— DSTIndia (@IndiaDST) June 22, 2023
Whereas many students appreciated the increase, many expressed their disagreement by evaluating it to the one obtained within the US. PhD students and analysis associates have been demanding a increase in stipends for a very long time. After a disagreement with the choice, the All-India Analysis Students Affiliation took the priority to Twitter and mentioned, “Expensive IndiaDST Secretary, Ajay Sood, and Dr Jitendra Singh, we urge you to rethink the 60 % fellowship hike. Our enchantment has gone unanswered, leaving researchers with no selection however to go onto the streets and abandon their labs. Be part of us within the combat for honest fellowship! #Jai-Anushandhan”.
Expensive sir @IndiaDST Secretary,@AjaySoodIISc, and @DrJitendraSingh, we urge you to rethink the 60% fellowship hike. Our enchantment has gone unanswered, leaving researchers with no selection however to go on to the streets and abandon their labs. Be part of us… pic.twitter.com/7xPLl0YI4K
— All India Analysis Students Affiliation (@AIRSAIndia) June 24, 2023