Wednesday, September 02, 2009

IIX pay hike demands: Resolution in sight?

Charu Sudan Kasturi reports that the government is likely to not just accept the most important demand from IIT faculty associations, but actually go beyond it.

The Centre has agreed to a jump in the salaries of assistant professors in IITs and IIMs, raising prospects of an early resolution of an unprecedented pay dispute that saw teachers boycotting classes.

The government has agreed to hike the starting salary of assistant professors by almost 25 per cent from that stipulated in a new pay regime it had notified earlier this month, top officials revealed.

The decision was firmed up today, on the eve of a meeting between human resource development minister Kapil Sibal and IIT directors to resolve the crisis.

The meeting is scheduled for today, and we may expect an official announcement later today. Let's wait for the details on how the government responds to the other demands.


  1. Anonymous said...

    There is a caveat. They are not going to raise the grade pay of the Assistant Professors! Charu Sudan's report says
    that'd stay at 8000. If true, this would mean severe loss of entitlements vis-a-vis the present entitlements. Not only that bureaucratic complexity and the non-sense associated with it will continue
    to irritate these ranks. However Charu Sudan may be clueless, since PB4 grade pays start at about 8500.

  2. Anonymous said...

    Can you please give some examples of what type of entitlements might be lost if the grade pay is 8000? I am contemplating accepting a position at an IIT and I was not aware that the grade pay decided entitlements. Looking forward to your reply.