This is just a follow-up on this post about a "reform" in which grants from government agencies would allow faculty members to augment their salaries (grants from private industry already allow this).
My colleague and friend Ram pointed out that the Swarnajayanti Fellowship program run by the Department of Science and Technology provides for faculty remuneration of Rs. 25,000 per month (Ram is a Swarnajayanti Fellow himself). This program is essentially a research grant (albeit one that's awarded through a competition). Thus, the "reform" that I suggested is just an extention of the "personal remuneration" provision to the regular grants made by our funding agencies.
Much the same point was made, um, more memorably and colorfully (sacrificing a bit of accuracy in the process) by an anonymous commenter. I think that comment deserves to be highlighted; here it is:
certain research grants from government agencies do allow for personal remuneration (in brackets)
Below 20: KVPY 5K
Below 30: DST 5K
Below 35: Welcomme 20 K
Below 40: Swarnajayanthi 25K
Below 45: Bhatnagar 5 lakhs + 15K
Below 50: Ramanujam 50K
Below 55: Raja rammanna 10K
Below 60: JC Bose 20K
Below 70: Research fellow 50K
> 90: Crematorium. you have to pay