Mumbai: Hours after a notice was released in one of the top research institutes of the country, The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) released a notice which read that “due to insufficient funds”, the staff and research scholars of the Institute will be receiving only 50% of their salaries for the month of February, the Institute has said to have paid the full salary.
In the reply to the Newsd query on the notice, Registrar Wg Cdr George Antony (Retd), mailed, “Full salary has been paid and so the notice is no more valid”, he further added, It was an internal matter and it has been solved.”
A TIFR notice released on Wednesday had read, “Due to insufficient funds, all staff members and students/postdoctoral fellows of the TIFR in Centres and Field Stations will be paid 50% of the net salary for the month of February immediately. Remaining part of the salary will be paid when sufficient funds are available.”
TIFR was established in 1945 with the aid of Sir Dorabji Tata Trust under the vision of Dr Homi Bhabha and is one of the most sought after institutes in research in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Computer Science. The TIFR has its main campus in Mumbai, and three other campuses in Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. TIFR is a government-funded institute under the Department of Atomic Energy.