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.