AICTE has reduced the promotion eligibility for teachers and other academic staffs in technical institutes and colleges. Earlier, the eligibility for promotion of teachers and academic staffs was 2-3 weeks long prescribed minimum academic performance and training programmes, however, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) now in a notice published on March 22, 2019, has asked the respective authorities to consider two number of one-week duration courses equivalent to a two-week duration course for the purpose of CAS under 6th Central Pay Commission or Career Advancement Scheme. Earlier to this, the council released a notification in November 2012 for Career Advancement for academic staffs and teachers in technical institutions under 6th CPC, in which it stated minimum academic performance and training programmes of 2-3 week duration from approved institutions.
As per the statement from AICTE, it has received many applications from various quarters in regard to the difficulty faced by institutions in sparing their faculty for longer duration courses of 2-3 weeks.
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The statement further said, “As a result, it has not been possible to consider their case for promotion under CAS due to non-completion of the training programme of required duration as given in AICTE Notification dated 04.01.2016”.
It added by saying, “It is brought to the notice of all concerned that AICTE has no objection in the matter to count two number of one-week duration courses approved or conducted by AICTE/ Central Govt./ State Govt./ TEQIP/ CHILP/ ISTE/ NITTTR/ IIT/ DTE/ SBTE/ University/ UGC, PMMMNMTT, IISc, CoA, IIA, SPA, ITPI, NRCs, ARPITs/ Research Organizations/ other institutes of national importance/ design studio, etc. as equivalent to a two-week duration course for the purpose of CAS under 6th CPC”.
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