Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Saturday announced that it will disburse the funds for research fellowship to the eligible scholars without insisting on monthly confirmation from their respective institutions.
In a statement, the UGC said the payment for November is being processed and the pending amounts till October have been released.
“In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided to generate the payments even for those research scholars whose monthly confirmation of data could not be uploaded by their institutions on the bank portal. Hence, payments are being generated without insisting on the requirements of monthly confirmations from institutions, for all eligible research scholars since April 2020,” the statement said.
The UGC has been making payments through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to avoid delay in payments and disburse fellowships in a transparent manner.