NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TEACHER EDUCATION

New Delhi, the 26th December, 1995

[Published in the Gazette of India Part III —Section 4
as No. 8 dated February 24, 1996]

 No. F.28-4/95-NCTE-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and clause  (o) of sub-section (2) of section 32 read with sub-section (7) of section 20 of the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993 (73 of 1993), the Council hereby makes the following regulations for the procedure to be followed by the Regional Committees of the National Council for Teacher Education : _

 

1.    Short Title and Commencement

      (i)   These regulations will be called the National Council for Teacher Education (procedure to be followed by the Regional Committees) Regulations, 1995;

(ii)   They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official Gazette.

 

2.   Applicability

      These regulations shall be applicable to the matters relating to : _

      (a) consideration of applications for recognition under the Act from institutions offering courses or training in teacher education immediately before the appointed day;

      (b) consideration of applications for recognition from institutions intending to offer a course for training in teacher education;

      (c)  consideration of applications for increase in the intake of students to the courses already included while granting recognition;

      (d) consideration of applications from recognised institutions for permission to start any new course or training in teacher education;

      (e) issues which fall under section 17 of the Act;

(f)     such other functions as may be assigned by the Council from time to time.

 

3.   Definition

In these regulations unless the context otherwise requires :

(a)    “Act” means National Council for Teacher Education Act 1993 (73 of 1993);

(b)    “Appointed day” means the date of establishment of the National Council for Teacher Education under sub-section (1) of section 3;

(c)     “Chairperson” means the Chairperson of the Council appointed under clause (a) of sub-section (4) of section 3;

(d)    “Regional Committee” means a committee established under section 20;

(e)    “Convenor” shall mean an officer of the National Council for Teacher Education nominated as Convenor of the meetings of the Regional Committee;

(f)      “Member” of the Council shall mean member nominated by the Council to the Regional Committee under clause (a) of sub-section 3 of section 20 of the Act;

(g)    “Chairperson” of the Regional Committee shall mean a Chairperson nominated by the Council under sub-section 4 of section 20 of the Act as Chairperson of the Regional Committee;

(h)        All other words and expressions used herein and not defined but defined in the National Council for Teacher Education Act 1993 (73 of 1993) shall have the meaning respectively assigned to them in the said Act;

 

4. The Member Secretary of the Council shall nominate the Convenor for the meetings of the Regional Committee. The Convenor shall function under the overall supervision and guidance of the Chairman of the Regional Committee in so far as matters relating to convening, preparation of agenda and preparation of the minutes of the meetings of the Regional Committee.

 

5. Every meeting of the Regional Committee shall be convened by a letter in writing issued by the Convenor. Notice convening meeting of the Regional Committee shall be issued to all Members of the Regional Committee 15 days prior to the date of the meeting indicating date, time and venue of the meeting.

 

[6. The meetings of the Regional Committee shall be held at least once every month Chairman of the Regional Committee shall fix the time, date and venue of the meeting of the Regional Committee.

 

7. The Convenor of the meetings of the Regional Committee shall draw up the minutes of the meeting of the Regional Committees whenever held and after obtaining approval to the draft of the minutes shall circulate the same to all members of the Regional Committee.

 

In case any comments/modifications/objection are received for the minutes, the same shall be placed before the Chairman of the Regional Committee and together with his/her views, if any, the minutes shall be placed before the subsequent meeting of the Regional Committees for confirmation. In the event of any objections to the record of the minutes, the same shall be resolved in subsequent meeting of the Regional Committee subject to the provisions in respect of objections/points raised by the member nominated by the Council and would be dealt as per provisions indicated in Regulation 8 below.

 

8. Procedure

(a)       The Regional Committee shall decide issues by consensus after taking into account the viewpoint of members present in the light of rationale presented in support thereof.

(b)       In the event of difference of opinion in the meeting on the interpretation of eligibility conditions for recognition and application of norms and standards laid down by the Council the matter shall be referred to the Council by the convenor of the Regional Committee.

(c)        On receipt of reference in pursuance of clause  (b) above, the matter shall be put up to the Chairperson of the Council for clarification/decision.

      Provided, however, the Chairperson may place the matter before the appropriate forum as deemed fit by the Chairperson.

 

9.   The Chairperson NCTE shall nominate any other member of the Council to be its nominee in the event of the appointed nominee of the Council being unable to attend any particular meeting or during any particular period in the meeting(s) of the Regional Committee.

[10.The meetings of the Regional Committee will be presided over by the Chairperson of the Regional Committee. If for any reason the Chairperson of the Regional Committee is unable to attend any meeting of the Regional Committee, any other Member of the Regional Committee, chosen by the Members present at the meeting, shall preside at that meeting.]              

SURENDRA SINGH

Member Secretary

National Council for Teacher Education