IIT Faculty-Govt Face-off Ends: Sibal

Finally, the month-long face-off between the central government and IIT faculty over the issue of pay structure has come to an end with Union Human Resources Minister saying that norms can be relaxed in exceptional cases.

“All issues between IIT faculty and HRD Ministry over pay structure have been resolved,” he told reporters after meeting IIT faculty representatives to sort out the issue.

The minister also said that the guidelines issued on pay structure are only norms and that there is flexibility in IIT system to deviate from the norms in exceptional cases and the government is ready to re-examine any of the guidelines in case of exceptional cases.

The IIT faculty had been demanding withdrawal of 40 per cent cap on promotion of professors to senior grade. The teachers were also opposing the provision of contractual appointment at entry level.

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