In a rare protest action, around 1,500 faculty members including professors at the coveted IITs across the country will go on a hunger strike on Thursday agitated over “anomalies” in pay structure but there will be no disruption in classes.
The decision putting the Faculty on a collision course with the Government was taken at a meeting of its Federation at IIT Kharagpur. The structure put restriction on promotions and lacked performance-based incentives, the Federation said.
The IIT Faculty Federation assured that classes at the 13 IITs will, however, not be affected during the strike. In all there are 800 professors in the IITs.
This excerpt quoted from this Hindustan Times article.