Thursday, October 2, 2008

Pay review panel set up for IIT, IIM faculty

The faculty members of central technical institutions like IITs and IIMs can hope for a better pay package soon with the government setting up a committee for review of their salary and emoluments.

The committee is headed by former director of Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, Prof Govardhan Mehta.

"The committee will make a comprehensive study of the 6th pay commission recommendations. It will speak to the faculty members of the IITs, IIMs, IIITs and NITs and consider their views and recommend an ideal pay package for the faculty members in these institutions," a senior official in HRD Ministry told PTI.

The committee has been given three months time to complete the report, so that the government could implement it before the general elections.