... is here.
For the IIX faculty, MHRD has made one major concession: Assistant professors will move to Pay Band 4 automatically after 3 years; when they do so, their AGP will also go up to Rs. 9,000. This benefit was given to readers in UGC institutions, but not to the IIX assistant professors -- a clear anomaly. I'm glad MHRD acted to eliminate this problem.
[Here's another 'concession': in the earlier notification, fresh PhD hired by the IIXs were to be called Lecturers-cum-Post-Doctoral Fellows. Now, they will be called Assistant Professors (on contract). Same difference? You bet!]
Other than these, MHRD hasn't yielded an inch on anything else: Associate Professors will not get an AGP of Rs. 10,000. Professors are not getting an AGP of Rs. 11,000. The 40 percent cap on the number of professors who go on to a higher AGP of 12,000 after six years of service has not budged. The bunching up of increments (at all levels) has not been addressed.
And, there is no scholastic pay.
I'm very happy with what the Assistant professors have got -- MHRD has done the right thing here.
And I am not unhappy with the MHRD's firm stand on any of the other things.