SC Directs AICTE to Decide on Payment of Salary in Private Engineering Colleges

Published: | August 02, 2017
SC Directs AICTE to Decide on Payment of Salary in Private Engineering Colleges
  • AICTE to soon make a decision on the issue of regularising salaries and timely payment of the staff working in various private technical institutes across the country.
  • AICTE has been directed to roll out remedial measures as per the consonance with law.

Supreme Court of India has issued an order to All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to make a decision on the issue of regularising salaries and timely payment of the staff working in various private technical institutes across the country. Earlier, a petition was filed in Supreme Court regarding the non-payment of salaries to the staff in private technical institutes. The apex court has now disposed the petition and asked AICTE to treat it as a representation.

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According to the Supreme Court, it will be enough if a direction is issued to petitioner asking him to submit a paper book of the writ petition to the Secretary of AICTE basis which the regulatory body will take a decision. AICTE will also roll out remedial measures as per the consonance with law.

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Mr. K. M. Karthik filed the petition in the Supreme Court seeking solutions to the following problems/situations and changes desired:

  • Regular and timely payment of salaries to the staff in private technical institutes.
  • Colleges must pay salaries through electronic clearing service of the nationalised banks.
  • The education regulator shall also carry out an inspection in such colleges in order to verify the student-staff ratio along with annual salary paid statements.
  • Private technical institutes must not collect educational certificates from any staff member. They shall be penalised as per law if they do so.
  • All the colleges must also have a grievance redressal cell for its staff.

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