After continuous protests claiming modification of stipends for research scholars, the government finally announced a hike in the monthly payments of the research fellows. Junior research fellows will now get Rs 31,000 p.m. and Senior research fellows will get 35,000 p.m., a hike of roughly 20%. Stipends for Research Assistants would now range from Rs 47,000 to Rs 54,000 p.m. This is the lowest increase in stipends since 2010. The research scholars are apparently disappointed with the sanctioned hike and have said that they would continue their ongoing protest against the insignificant increase in stipends.