Hike in fellowship 2018
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The fellowship for JRF and SRF have not been raised since last 4 years. The last increment was 4 years back in 2014 after which no increase has been achieved. It is Rs. 25000 for Junior Research fellows (JRF) and RS. 28000 (SRF) for the senior research fellows. Now the time has come to increase the fellowship amount by 60% . All the NIPERs, IISERs, IITs, IISc have started to increase their semester fees. Moreover the students who live inside the campus do not get their HRA, rather PhD students have to pay the tuition fees, examination fees and hostel fees as well. In NIPER the fees has been hiked by 100% (doubled), which has been inbearaunb for the research scholars. In this situation, it is difficult for the students who need to bear with the expenses of their families with the current PhD fellowship being paid.
Since 2014, there has been no increment in the fellowship amount but other government employees are getting regular yearly increment in accordance with the 7th pay commission. This disparity has led the research scholars of India to write this petition, where we appeal the government of India to look into this matter and increase the fellowship amount at the earliest for a dignified life of the struggling researchers of India.
Therefore we request the governing bodies (Ministry of chemicals and fertilizers, Department of pharmaceuticals DoP) to look into this grave matter seriously and take necessary measures as soon as possible.
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