A more than four decade old dispute between the premiere institution IIT-Delhi and its former faculty member Subramanian Swamy may be headed for an out of court settlement.
The dispute is said to be on the issue of salary dues from the institution.
It is said that the Human Resource Development Ministry under the current government is learnt to have written to IIT-Delhi in this regard.
The government has clarified that the case of dues outstanding in Swamy’s case does not fall under Fundamental Rule 54 or FR 54 of the Union government.
Earlier on the IIT-Delhi had taken the stand that payment of salary arrears between December 11, 1972, to March 31, 1991 would have to be settled as per FR 54.
The IIT Delhi maintains that the institute would have to pay the difference between Swamy’s dues and his earnings from Harvard University.
Swamy had taught the Harvard varsity in the same period.
It is said that government’s communication will now be taken up in IIT-Delhi Board of Governors meeting.
BJP leader Swamy, in the past, has claimed that the institute owes him close to Rs 70 lakh in arrears.>