Directors of Indian Institutes of Technology on Saturday decided to set up two committees to look into the grievances of faculty which has been protesting against "anomalies" in their pay structure.
A day after HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said the IITs are free to relax the pay structure norms to attract talent, Directors of the premier institutes held a three-hour meeting with the faculty to discuss how to take the matter forward.
The IIT Directors decided to set up committees which will suggest criteria for promotion of professor to senior grade and evolve modalities for implementation of Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS).
While one committee will suggest the process for the upgradation of professors to the next additional grade pay, the other committee will evaluate the nuances on PRIS.
Director of IIT, Kanpur, Sanjay Dhande said the committee to look into promotion of professors is likely to submit its report in four to six weeks and the committee on PRIS will come up with its recommendations in two months.
After meeting the representatives of All India IIT Faculty Federation, Dhande said the recommendation will form the basis on which a "professor will move from Rs 10,500 academic grade pay to Rs 12,000 academic grade pay".
Dhande said steps would be taken to ensure that bright young people join IIT faculty.