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ICAR JRF/SRF/RA Fellowships Hiked – Important Notice

Indian Council of Agricultural Research has released the notification for the revision of emoluments and guidelines for Junior Research Fellows (JRFs)/ Senior Research Fellows (SRFs) and Research Associates (RAs) in different schemes. All of the details regarding the revision have been tabulated. Check it out below:

INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
KRISHI ANUSANDHAN BHAVAN – II,

PUSA, NEW DELHI -110012
(AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION DIVISION)

 

F. No. Ag. Edn. 6/27/2014-IiRD

Sub: Revision of emoluments and guidelines for Junior Research Fellows (JRFs)/ Senior Research Fellows (SRFs) and Research Associates (RAs) working in various schemes of ICAR/ pursuing Ph. D. program- Reg.

Attention is invited to the O.M. No. Edn/6/27/2014-HRD dated pt July 2015,- 13th July 2015 and Office Order No. Ag. Edn. 2(9)/2018-HRD dated 30th October 2018 issued by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on the above subject. Consequent to the revision of emoluments and guidelines on service conditions for research personnel engaged in R & D programmes by the DST vide O.M. No. SR/S9/Z-08/2018 dated 30th January 2019, the matter has been further considered by the Competent Authority in the Council and the following revised emoluments payable for Junior Research Fellows (JRFs)/ Senior Research Fellows (SRFs) pursuing Ph.D. program in ICAR-AU System and Senior Research Fellows (SRF)/ Research Associates (RAs) working in various schemes of ICAR have been approved:

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Designation & Qualification:

  1. Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) / Senior Research Fellows (SRFs) pursuing PhD program in ICAR-AU System 

After completion of two years, an external assessment by the institution where the student is enrolled for PhD is mandatory for up-gradation from JRF to SRF. The fellow may be awarded SRF after successful assessment.

Annual satisfactory assessment is mandatory to continue the benefit of fellowship during
SRF period.

The other terms and conditions will remain same as per Council’s guidelines for JRF/SRF (PGS)

Existing RatesRevised Rates
  • Rs. 25,000/- per month for 1 st and 2nd year & Rs. 28,000/- per month for 3rd year.
  • Contingency Grant payable remains unchanged
  • Rs. 31,000/- per month for I st and 2nd year & Rs.35,000/- per month for 3rd year.
  • Contingency Grant payable remains unchanged

 

2. Senior Research Fellows (SRFs) working in Research Schemes funded by ICAR 

Master degree in relevant subject with 4 years / 5 years of Bachelor’s Degree. Candidates having Post-graduate degree in Basic Sciences with 3 years Bachelor’s degree and 2 years Master’s degree should have NET qualifications and 2 years of research experience as mentioned in OM No. Edn./6/27/2014/HRD dated 13th July, 2015, OM No. Agril. Edn. 6/27/2014-HRD 9th October, 2015 of the Council and OM SR/S9/Z-09/2018 of DST dated 30th January, 2019.

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Existing RatesRevised Rates
Rs. 25,000/- per month for 1 st and 2nd year & Rs. 28,000/- per month for 3rd year.Rs. 31,000/- per month for I st and 2nd year & Rs.35,000/- per month for 3rd year.

 

3. Research Associates (RAs) working in Research Schemes funded by ICAR

With Doctoral Degree: PhD in the relevant subject.
OR With Master’s degree holders: Master’s degree in the relevant subject with 4/5 years of Bachelor’s degree having Ist division or 60% marks or equivalent overall grade point average, with at least three years of research experience as evidenced from Fellowship/ Associateship/ Training/other engagements as circulated vide F. No.
2-9/2012-HRD dated 25.04.2014 and one research paper in Science Citation Index (SCI) / NAAS rated (≥4.0) Journal as per OM SR/S9/Z-09/2018 of DST dated 30.01.2019.

Existing RatesRevised Rates
Rs. 38,000/- per month + HRA* (for Master Degree holders) & Rs. 40,000/-per month + HRA (for Ph. D).Rs. 49,000/- per month + HRA (for Master’s Degree holders) & Rs. 54,000/- per month + HRA* (for Ph. D).

 

*The House Rent Allowance (HRA) will be given as per existing Central Government rates applicable in various cities/locations where SRF / RA is working in ICAR funded projects.

The revised qualifications would not be applicable for those already in position as on the date of issue of this order.

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The travel entitlement for the JRF/SRF/RA for participation in scientific events/workshops in India will continue to be the same as earlier i.e. 2nd AC by Rail.

Income tax may be deducted at source from the emoluments of SRFs/RAs working in various schemes of ICAR as per rules.

The other term and conditions will remain same as per the Council’s guidelines of Fellowship/scholarship. The revised emoluments will take effect from 01-01-2019. The additional expenditure on this account will be met from the sanctioned budget of the respective schemes. This has the concurrence of IFD vide their Dy.No. AS&FA(DARE/ICAR) 1039 dated 27-06-2019.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. What if someone is already an SRF in a research project? Will they get the hike? If so then from when?

  2. just send an email to relevant funding agency regarding your hike, it will be sorted out. hike is as per rule

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