The government announced a hike in Researchers Stipend:-The department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India has announced more than 24% hike in JRF & 25% in SRF. JRF stipend has been increased feom Rs. 25,000 to 31,000 per month. This is 24 % more than the previous fellowship amount and for SRF it has been increased from Rs. 28,000 to 35,000.
This is 25% more than the previous amount. The stipends for the Research Associates have been increased in the range of Rs. 47000 to Rs. 54000 per month. This revised emolument will be effective from 1 Jan.2019
As per the order issued by Department, all the researchers will also be entitled for HRA as per the central government rules.
Last time hike happened in 2014. Now protesting students demanding for 80% hile but the same was not announced by the government.