November 10, 2020.
TED NewsDesk, New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) will be disbursing the pending emoluments to Junior Research Fellows (JRF) and Senior Research Fellows (SRF) within a week, according to officials. UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said that this disbursal was delayed due to some technical issues. “The technical issues which had delayed disbursal have been resolved, and along with the existing emoluments, the backlog would also be cleared, and fellowships would be deposited in the respective accounts within this week,” he said.
The JRF scheme of the UGC is for candidates who qualify in the National Eligibility Testing (NET), and UGC Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) joint test and the tenure of this fellowship is initially for two years. While a JRF scholar receives Rs. 31,000 a month, an SRF scholar receives Rs. 28,000.
Fifty-one thousand candidates qualified for assistant professors in the June 2019 UGC NET exam, while 4,756 of them qualified for JRF, GJS NSD. These scholars rely on timely disbursal of emoluments by UGC and don’t have any other means to make ends meet in the ongoing pandemic situation. This technical delay being resolved shall be highly beneficial for them and not hinder their daily lives as the cost of their profession.
Source: The Times of India