... between HRD Minister Kapil Sibal and IIT FA representatives. I have used bold emphasis quite liberally.
The month-long impasse between IIT faculty and HRD ministry was resolved on Friday with minister Kapil Sibal offering a face saver to the protesting faculty.
Without rolling back guidelines set out in the September 16 notification, Mr Sibal has offered IITs 'flexibility' in interpreting the order. ...
Without changing a word from the government's September 16 pay notification and by just using the word `flexibility', HRD minister Kapil Sibal on Friday assuaged the IIT faculty that has been protesting for nearly six weeks against the pay structure and autonomy.
While Sibal agreed to "re-look" the contentious issue of promotions, including a 40% cap, to senior grade, he refused to concede their other demand for better pay. [...]
Ashok Jhunjhunwala of IIT-Chennai, however, said the minister said or offered nothing new. "Most demands were met earlier when our directors met the HRD minister. [... ] The teachers were looking for an escape route to wriggle out of this situation, which Sibal provided," he said.
... Federation president M. Thenmozhi said [that] ... the Federation has been told that amendments would be made in the September 16 notification on pay revision of teachers in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI) to remove minor irritants.