UGC in a recent notification has revised the rates of fellowships are applicable from January 1, 2019. The apex decision making body has hiked the remuneration for the two research positions.
In the recent public notice that the fellowship amount details of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences will be awarded Rs. 31,000 while the SRF will be Rs. 35,000.
The previous fellowship for JRF was Rs. 25,000 and the SRF was 28,000. The stipend is provided for 2 years for JRF and 3 years for SRF through NET entrance exam.
“The University Grants Commission in its 539th meeting held on 26th February 2019 considered and approved the revised rates of Fellowship amount under the UGC Scheme for Junior Research Fellowship/Senior Research Fellowship in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (UGC-NET),” said public notice.
But as per the notice, the HRA is allowed at the current revised rate of 8%, 16% and 24% as per norms.
For more details: https://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/5826709_Public-Notice-reg-revision-of-Fellowships-for-JRF-and-SRF.pdf