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Written by fe Bureau | Updated: Dec 31 2009, 05:21am hrs
AIIMS, PGIMER faculty to get salaries like IIM, IIT

The Centre on Tuesday approved revised pay scales for faculty of autonomous medical institutions like the AIIMS and PGIMER, Chandigarh, bringing them at par with their counterparts in IITs and IIMs. The faculty at these institutes had refused to accept the revised emoluments as per the sixth pay commission recommendations, demanding a pay hike at par with those in the IIMs and IITs. The decision to give term parity to the faculty of autonomous medical colleges with their counterparts in IITs and IIMs was approved by the Cabinet .

Bhutan hydropower projects

NHPC has been allocated the job of preparing detailed project reports for the 670- mw Chamkharchuu-I and 1,800 mw Kuri-Gongri hydroelectric project in Bhutan. Agreements to this effect were signed by NHPC Chairman SK Garg and Bhutans ambassador in New Delhi, major general Vestop Namgyel here on Tuesday in the presence of PM Manmohan Singh.