New Delhi, 16 January । Demanding the 80% hike in their fellowships, research scholars from across the country will protest infront of MHRD, New Delhi today. From the last six months the research scholars are getting only assurance in return of requesting different ministeries to raise the fellowship amount. This led them to come on the roads and protest against the government.
Research scholars from IIT, JNU, AIIMS, IISER, DU, BHU, IGNOU like institutions reached Delhi to participate in the protest. Students assured to protest peacefully to pressurize the government for their demands.
Research scholars met Minister of Human Resource and Development Prakash Javdekar, Union Minister Dr. Harshvardhan and the officers of Department of Science and Technology and other many government officers to hike the fellowship till December 31st. But there was no such step by the government.
Main demands by the research scholars
1) The fellowship of JRF, SRF and Phd. to be raised 80% according to the 20% hike per year.
2)The fellowship amount to be credited on time. Till now it has been late for months which makes difficult for researchers in their works.
3) Government should make guidelines under the Pay Commission to assure the timing of fellowship credited.