In a new move government has planned to ease regulations for
the appointment of faculty in IITs.
A proposal has been put forward by the HRD Ministry to
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) & Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to ease
the norms related to allowing the foreign faculties are made easy.
Consultations were made with both the ministries of External
Affairs and Home Affairs to ease the norms for the faculties of foreign origin.
Both the ministries were positive for easing the norms.
Sources from the HRD ministry say that apart from the
faculty coming from prior requirement countries, the norms for other teaching
in India can also be eased.
Sources say that the threshold
annual salary for the visa regime could also be relaxed from the present limit
of Rs. 16.7 Lakhs (USD 25,000) to Rs.9.1 Lakhs per annum.