Legislation UpdatesNotifications

Ministry of Human Resource Development renamed as Ministry of Education.

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (3) of Article 77 of the Constitution, the President makes the following rules further to amend the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, namely:-

The Government of India (Allocation of Business) Three Hundred and Fifty-Sixth Amendment Rules, 2020.

In the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 in THE FIRST SCHEDULE, for the heading

18. Ministry of Human Resource Development (Manav Sansadhan Vikas Mantralaya), the heading Ministry of Education (Shiksha Mantralaya) shall be substituted.

in THE SECOND SCHEDULE

(i) under the heading ―MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (VIDESH MANTRALAYA), in the entry 48, for the words ―Ministry of Human Resource Development, the words ―Ministry of Education shall be substituted;

(ii) for the heading ―MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (MANAV SANSADHAN VIKAS MANTRALAYA), the heading ―MINISTRY OF EDUCATION (SHIKSHA MANTRALAYA) shall be substituted.

Read the Notification here: NOTIFICATION


Cabinet Secretariat

[Notification dt. 14-08-2020]

Legislation UpdatesNotificationsUniversities and Educational Institutions

The recent amendment to the UGC (Minimum Qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in Universities and Colleges and measures for the maintenance of standards in higher education) Regulations, 2010 has been reviewed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The Ministry has further issued a direction to the UGC, under Section 20(1) of the UGC Act, 1956, to undertake amendments in the Regulation. After these amendments are carried out, the position regarding workload will be as follows:-

(i) In the UGC (Minimum Qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges and measures for the maintenance of standards in higher education) Regulations, 2010, the overall workload of Assistant Professors and Associate Professors/Professors in full employment was prescribed to be not less than 40 hours a week for 180 teaching days. This workload remains unchanged, even with the amended Regulation.

(ii) The direct teaching-learning hours to be devoted by Assistant Professors (16 hours) and Associate Professors/Professors (14 hours) too will remain unchanged, as a consequence of the direction from the MHRD and subsequent notification by the UGC.

Teachers were required to allocate 6 additional hours per week, beyond the direct teaching-learning hours, on research. These hours can now be also utilized for tutorials/remedial classes/seminars/administrative responsibilities/ innovation and updating of course contents.

There will be no increase in the workload of teachers, after the amendments, in comparison with the workload prescribed earlier.

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