Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Indian Government Announces Increase in Fellowship for Researchers


The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Jitendra Singh announced over 50% hike in the fellowship amount received by various categories of young Research scientists. This land mark decision, responding to a long standing demand by around one lakh science Research Scholars and Associates working across the country, is taken by the Department of Science & Technology under his Ministry, the Minister added. 

As per the press release issued by Ministry of Science and Technology, increase in fellowship is as follows:

Category
Current Fellowship
Enhanced Fellowship
Junior Research Fellow
Rs.16000
Rs.25000
Senior Research Fellow
Rs.18000
Rs30000
Research Associate-I
Rs.22000
Rs.38000
Research Associate-II
Rs.23000
Rs.42000
Research Associate-III
Rs.24000
Rs.46000


In addition, the House Rent Allowance (HRA) as well as the Medical benefits will continue to be available to all the categories of Research Scholars as per the Central Government norms or the norms of host institutions which ever applicable. Entitlement for travel by AC-2 tier or AC-3 tier depending upon the category of Research Fellow / Research Associate will also be available. In addition, maternity leave for women will also be available to all categories of Research Fellows. 

Dr. Jitendra Singh further suggested that a hike in the fellowship amount should be undertaken periodically after due assessment and for this purpose he directed his Science & Technology Secretary to put in place a proper mechanism. 

In addition, Dr. Jitendra Singh also issued directions to the Science & Technology Ministry to put in place a web-based fellowship assessment and disbursement mechanism so that delays in disbursement of fellowship amount could be avoided.

Dr. Jitendra Singh thanked the Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley for having accepted the demand put up by his Ministry. Each Ministry and agency can now use the guidelines to make requisite changes over their specific fellowship programmes, he added. 

With this increase in fellowship it is expected that other ministries and agencies such as University Grant Commission (UGC), Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) will soon revise the fellowship as per the guidelines of Ministry of  Science and Technology. Last revision for Junior research Fellowship was done in April, 2010.

DOWNLOAD OFFICE MEMORANDUM ISSUED BY MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUR REFERENCE

35 comments:

  1. Is ugc bound to follow the revised fellowship? Or it will take its independant decision?

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  2. What about humanities section UGC jrf,if any university doesn't follow basic rules of providing scholarship whom should we complaint?will the administrative authority respond properly or complaints are dumped to dustbin.some universities even now provide 2000 rs scholarship (Deemed university),not even 3%Srf and dhey dont have Nationalized bank account for direct transfer of amounts.They trouble students in such a way they students are forced to loose their benefits of getting fellowships.Not a single research scholar is encouraged to present research work in conferences(morally and financially). All administration and guides are engaged with dirty politics and increasing their their profiles.Suggest something.

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  3. RECENT NEWS OF CORRUPTION IN RECRUITMENT IN KARNATAKA UNIVERSITY DHARWAD ,75%OF UNIVERSITY RECRUITMENT ARE OF THE SAME CASE,WILL THERE BE ANY MORAL RESPONSIBILITY TAKEN BY UGC TO FIND THESE SCAMS IMMEDIATELY. BIHAR PS C RECRUITMENT BASED ON MERIT,SOME UNIVERSITY PROVIDE 93%IN TRADITIONAL STUDIES ,80% ABOVE WITHOUT HAVING FULL FLEDGED STAFF AND CONDUCTING CLASS AND MARKS ARE GIVEN TO GET GOOD PASSING % .HOW THIS QUALITY EDUCATION WILL HELP NEXT GENERATION STUDENTS WITH UNWORTHY ASSISTANT PROFESSORS.

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  4. Will the jrf hike be applicable to HUMANITIES too?

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  5. is this applicable to ICAR institutes

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  6. Is this applicable to the non-NET JRF/SRF Project Fellows......????

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  7. is this applicable to ICAR projects

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  8. ICAR may follow the same soon. ICAR fellows need to pursue the matter with ministry.

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  9. is it applicable for central university fellow???

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  10. what about project fellows (through GATE) which have same stipend as jrf , (Rs16000)

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  11. what about non -net fellowship?

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  12. why not increase of fellowship amount of net-jrf,RGNF and other?

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  13. Sir
    I am working in ICFRE, Dehradun as a jrf in forestry. And I am working as a JRF since 2009 and now i still got 12000/- fellowship. And since 2011 there is no increment in my fellowship, designation. And the same matter with all other JRFs working with me. Please guide us what should we do ? And where we should contact regarding this.

    Thanking you
    All the JRFs of ICFRE and Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

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  14. sir kya ugc jrf science & humanity dono ke liye kiya hai kya?

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    1. Yes,log on to ugcnet.ac.in

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  15. Is this hike applicable to DRDO ?
    please reply

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    1. Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) works under Department of Defence Research and Development of Ministry of Defence. Please check whether Min of Defence has adopted the same and issued any office memorandum.

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  16. I got qualified CSIR-JRF with 85 recently now, i am i eligible to get 25000+HRA ? How to get the clarification on this issue? Because till now only DST announced on this issue but what about CSIR and UGC?

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  17. CSIR is an autonomous body registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 of which the Prime Minister is the President and Minister, Science and Technology is the vice president. Hope CSIR will soon adopt the memorandum issued by Dept of Science and Technology (DST)

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  18. Respected sir... i am pursuing Ph.D under university of madras...got rgnf....Will the jrf/srf hike be applicable to RGNF too?

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  19. respected sir, i am doing ph.d under annamalai university chithambaram... when ll get the rgnf result

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  20. thank u very much to ugc... announced revised srf amount...

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  21. is this applicable on moullana azad national fellowship

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  22. sir
    i am working as JRF for BRNS funded project.will the hike applicable to me?

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  23. In FAQs it was mentioned that DRDO also eligible with necessary modifications what does it mean ...Please any body give information about DRDO fellows

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  24. Will the hike in JRF be applicable to DRDO fellows?.....plz anyone reply....Till now Ministry of Defence has not released any OM......

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  25. Hello sir, please tell me, if the order is given in October 2014, then when will this incremented scholarship amounts applicable ??

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  26. What about increament of Fellowship in UGC Project Fellow................??

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    1. Sir plz tell me about the increament of fellowship in UGC project fellow....if u got any info about this

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  27. Sir plz tell is this increament also for UGC project fellow

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  28. Does any one know the revised SRF (without net) fellowship in ICAR projects

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