Research scholars not enthused by ‘good news’, want a 100 % raise

The Union Government is planning to enhance the amount of fellowship for research scholars by 15 percent. The proposed move has evoked nationwide resentment among the researchers. They want 80 to 100 percent hike. Forward Press reports

The Government of India is planning to enhance the amount of fellowships[i] for research scholars by 15 percent. According to sources in the Union Human Resource Development ministry, the enhancement would take effect from this week. After Forward Press publishing news about the proposal, research scholars have come out with sharp reactions against the move. They say that they were demanding 80-100 percent increase and the proposed hike is making a mockery of their problems. They say that if the increase is less than 80 percent, they will take to the streets in protest.

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