The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), has in principle accepted the pay structure revision as suggested by the Central government but has kept its implementation in abeyance for a month due to some concerns.

“The IIM-A faculty council has accepted the decision on the pay structure revision suggested by the government in principle, but we have some concerns regarding promotion and recruitment policies,” IIM-A director Dr. Samir Barua told reporters today, while sharing major decisions taken at the institute’s Board of Governors meeting held last week.

“We have kept the implementation of the pay structure recommendations for a month and conveyed our concerns to the ministry (Ministry of Human Resource Development),” he said.

The IIM-A expects that status of their concerns will be clear in a month’s time, Dr. Barua said.

To a query on whether they would go ahead with the IITs if issues they have raised are not resolved, he said, “IITs are a divided house, they do not have complete unity.”

The IIM-A faculty council had demanded that implementation of Union MHRD order on pay structure be delayed by a month, before future course of action is decided by them. The government, in its recent pay structure order, has put 40 per cent cap on promotion of a professor to senior grade on the basis of performance.