Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Notification: Degrees awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode recognized for purpose of Central Govt employment

Notification: Degrees awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode recognized for purpose of Central Govt employment

MoHRD Notification all the degrees awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by UGC approved Institution stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government.

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 (BHADRA 10, 1940) [PART I—SEC. 1]

MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION)

New Delhi, the 27th August, 2018

 No.F.6-1/2013-DL.—Whereas by the Notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Human Resource Development [Department of Higher Education (F.No.6-1/2013-DL)] dated 10th June, 2015 published in the Gazette of India, Part I, Section I, it had been decided that all the degrees/diplomas/certificates awarded through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government, provided they have been approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

And whereas, the UGC vide its Notification dated 23rd June, 2017 has notified the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning) Regulation, 2017 followed by the subsequent amendments dated 11th October, 2017 and 6th February, 2018 respectively.

And whereas, Section 10(1) of AICTE Act, 1987 authorises All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to take all such steps as it may think fit for ensuring co-ordinated and integrated development of technical and management education and maintenance of standards in the matter.

Now, THEREFORE, the Central Government hereby notifies that all the degrees awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government, provided they have been approved by the University Grants Commission and wherever necessary by All India Council for Technical Education for the programmes for which it is the regulatory authority.

MADHU RANJAN KUMAR
Joint Secretary

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