The University Grants Commission has increased the amount of fellowship awarded to scholarships to SC, OBC and minorities. A few months earlier, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had increased the amount of fellowship awarded to Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF).
A notice in this regard was issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India on 7 November. Through him, the amount of fellowship received under three scholarships has been increased. They are three scholarships - National Fellowship for SC (NFSC), National Fellowship for OBC (NFOBC) and Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF).
For the first two years of JRF, the scholarship amount has been increased from Rs 25 thousand to Rs 31 thousand every month and for the remaining period from 28 thousand rupees every month to Rs 35 thousand. The HRA will get revised rates of 8%, 16% and 24%. The HRA rate will be applicable as per Government of India rules in the city / place where research fellows are conducting research. Revised rate of fellowship will be applicable from January 1, 2019.