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.
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.