Disclosure of Information u/s 4 of Right to Information Act- 2005 i.r.o. Northern Regional Committee, NCTE, Jaipur

 

1. Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees

The Regional Committees are headed by the Chairman of the respective Committees and the Regional Directors are the administrative head appointed by the Council. The powers and duties of the officers and employees are as under:-

Regional Directors

Regional Directors are the administrative heads of the respective Regional Committee and convener of the meeting of the respective Regional Committees. They assist the respective Regional Committee in carrying out the assigned functions. They enjoy the power of the head of the department with regard to various administrative and financial matters as assigned to them in the schedule.

Under Secretaries

They are assigned various functions related to administrative, establishment, finance, house keeping regulatory and academic matters. They help the Committee in carrying out various functions and objectives for which the Committee has been established. The administrative and financial powers have been delegated to them as per the schedule approved by the Council.

Section Officers/Programme Officers and other Employees of the Regional Committees

They constitute the `Office’ of the Regional Committees and provide Secretarial and Managerial assistance to the Committees in discharging its duties and responsibilities. Their job consists of mainly ministerial duties. They are record keepers of the Committees and deal with administrative, legal, appellate and other matters. They initiate the files and help their respective officers in processing of various items of work.

 

2. Procedure Followed in the Decision Making Process including Channels of Supervision and Accountability

 

(A) Procedure followed by the Regional Committees in grant of recognition to an institution for conducting a teacher training programme :

  • The applications submitted by the institutions seeking grant of recognition for starting teacher education courses from a particular academic session are first scrutinized by the offices of the Regional Committees with regard to essential documents.
  • The institutions whose applications are found deficient are intimated of the deficiencies for removal.
  • The applications which are complete in all respects are taken up for further processing.
  • Before grant of recognition, teams of experts are constituted to inspect the institutions for the purpose of verifying whether the institutions fulfil all the requirements under the provisions of NCTE Act, Rules and Regulations including norms and standards for the particular teacher training programme.
  • The institutions concerned are informed of the visit of the teams of experts.
  • The teams of experts after inspection of the institution submit their reports to the offices of the Regional Committees.
  • A meeting of the Regional Committee is convened and the cases are considered by the Regional Committee on the basis of the information furnished by the institutions in the applications and also the reports of the visiting team.
  • If the Regional Committee is satisfied that the institutions fulfil all the requirements under the provisions of the NCTE Act, NCTE Rules and Regulations then it grants recognition to the institutions for conducting the teacher training programme for which they have applied for, otherwise a notice is issued to the institution to provide a reasonable opportunity to the institution concerned for making a written representation.
  • After approval by the Regional Committee formal orders granting recognition to institution for starting/ conducting teacher education course are issued and also published in the Gazette of India.
  • Procedure followed in the disposal of appeals preferred by aggrieved institutions.

As per provisions under Section 18 of the NCTE Act, 1993 any person aggrieved by an order made under Section 14 or Section 15 or Section 17 of the Act may prefer an appeal to the Council. The following procedure is adopted in disposal of the appeals preferred by the aggrieved institutions :-

  • The Council has authorized the Chairperson, NCTE for taking final decisions on the appeals preferred by the aggrieved institutions.
  • For this, the Chairperson, NCTE is assisted by an Appeal Committee.
  • After receipt of the appeals from the aggrieved institutions, comments of the Regional Committee concerned are obtained on the cases.
  • A date for the meeting of the Appeal Committee to consider the appeals is fixed and the appellants are asked to present their cases by making oral / written submissions and furnishing of documentary evidences, etc. before the Appeal Committee.
  • After perusal of the appeals, the documents furnished with the appeals, comments of the Regional Committees and the submissions made by the appellants, the Appeal Committee makes its recommendations for upholding the appeals or rejecting the appeals or remanding back of the cases, to the Regional Committees concerned for further consideration.
  • The recommendations of the Appeal Committee are then put up to the Chairperson, NCTE for acceptance/ approval.
  • After approval by the Chairperson, NCTE to the recommendations of the Appeal Committee, formal orders are issued by the NCTE Hqrs.
  • Thereafter the Regional Committees of NCTE take appropriate action on the orders of the Appellate Authority.

3. Norms set by it for Discharge of its Functions

 

1.      Norms set for consideration and disposal of appeals preferred by aggrieved institutions

 

2.      Any person aggrieved by an order made under Section 14, Section 5 or Section 17 of the NCTE Act may prefer an appeal in a form prescribed for the purpose to the Council within 60 days of issue of such orders alongwith a fee of Rs.10,000/– in the form of crossed demand draft drawn in favour of the National Council for Teacher Education.

 

3.      An appeal may also be admitted after expiry of the said period of 60 days, if the appellant satisfies the Council that he had sufficient causes for not preferring the appeal within the period of limitation.

 

4.      Every appeal is disposed of within a period of three months from the date of its filing.

 

5.      Ordinarily, not more than three adjournments are allowed in any appeal.


 

 

 4. Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manual And Records For Discharging Functions

 

 

1. Name/Title of the document

National Council for Teacher Education Act, Rules and Regulations

2. Type of document

Act, Rules and Regulations

3. Brief write-up on the document

This document contains the NCTE Act, 1993, the National Council for Teacher Education Rules, 1997 notified by the Govt. of India which provides for certain expert members of the Council, members representing States and Union Territories, conditions of service of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and the Member Secretary, Rules relating to inspection of recognized teacher training institutions, amount of processing fee, rules for preferring and disposal of appeals, etc. This document also contains various regulations framed by the National Council for Teacher Education from time to time relating to the procedure for submission of applications by institutions seeking grant of recognition for starting/ conducting teacher training programmes, regulations relating to meetings of the Council, the Executive Committee and the Regional Committees, determination of minimum qualifications for recruitment of teachers in schools and guidelines for regulations of tuition fees and other fees chargeable by unaided teacher education institutions.

4. From where one can get a copy of Act, Rules, regulations

The Member Secretary, National Council for Teacher Education, Hans Bhawan, Wing-II, 1, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-2

Ph : 011-23370182

Fax : 011-23370128

E-Mail : mail@ncte-india.org

Others : Librarian, National Council for Teacher Education, Ph : 011-23370176

5. Fee charged for a copy of Act, rules and regulations

Rs.100/- in the form of Bank Draft in favour of the Member Secretary, National Council for Teacher Education.

 


 

5. A statement of the categories of documents that are held by the NCTE or under its control. The National Council for Teacher Education (Headquarters) and its Regional Committees hold the following types of documents:-

 

S. No

Category of the document

Name of the document and its introduction

Procedure to obtain the document

Held by/ under control of

1.

Act, Rules and Regulations

The National Council for Teacher Education – Act, Rules and Regulations. This is a compilation of the NCTE Act, 1993, NCTE Rules notified by the Govt. of India and the regulations framed by the NCTE from time to time.

A request can be made to the National Council for Teacher Education alongwith a Bank Draft of Rs.100/- in favour of the Member Secretary, NCTE for obtaining it by post.

The Member Secretary, National Council for Teacher Education

2.

Report

Annual Report
This contains a report of the activities of NCTE for a year.

 

The Member Secretary, NCTE

3.

Magazine

·         Indian journal of teacher education. This is an annual magazine on teacher education

·         Teacher Support – This is a magazine about innovative practices in teaching contributed by teachers and teacher educators.

·         NCTE Newsletter – This is a quarterly magazine about the activities of NCTE for the quarter.

 

 

The Member Secretary, NCTE

4.

Publication

·         Curriculum Framework for Quality Teacher Education (1998).

·         Calendar of Activities (B.Ed.)

·         Envisioning Teacher Education in the 10 th Plan.

·         Contextual reorientation of elementary teacher education.

·         Conceptual inputs in secondary teacher education.

·         Mother’s vision on education.

·         Discrimination based on sex, caste and religion and disability.

 

 

Member Secretary, NCTE

 


 

6. Particulars Of Any Arrangement That Exists For Consultation With, Or Representation By, The Members Of The Public In Relation To The Formulation Of Its Policy Or Implementation Thereof

 

As regards formulation of policy, wide consultation process is adopted through workshops, inputs through field experiences, inviting comments/suggestions of the public through advertisement in the newspapers and also through e-mails. Normally, a policy issue is decided based on recommendations of an Expert Committee constituting of Experts (from different parts of the country) in the field of teacher education.

In so far as consultation in implementation of the policy is concerned, there is no institutional arrangement for consultation with the public, however, every year a public notice is issued through advertisement in newspapers advising students and parents to take admission only in those teacher training institutions which are recognized by NCTE. The list of recognized institutions are available on the website of the NCTE, www.ncte-india.org. Moreover, general public are free to bring to the notice of NCTE any aberrations observed by them regarding implementation of policies relating to teacher education.

Information in the prescribed columns is as under :-

Formulation of Policy

 

S. No.

Subject/ topics

Is it mandatory to ensure public participation (Yes/No)

Arrangements for seeking public participation

1.

Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education Courses – revision of.

No

However, the following arrangement is made for public participation.

·         A draft document is first prepared by a Committee of experts in teacher education.

·         Seminars are held at different regions in the country to build up national consensus on the draft document by inviting representatives from universities, SCERTs, CTEs, IASEs and DIETs, etc.

·         The views and suggestions of the participants are incorporated in the draft document.

·         Regional Seminars are also held in different parts of the country by inviting experts in teacher education for discussion on the draft document.

·         A National Consultative Meeting is held with leading educationists of the country and other Stake holders for discussion on the revised draft document.

·         Thereafter the final draft is prepared for approval by the Council.

2.

Norms and Standards for teacher education courses

No

However, arrangement is made for public participation in laying down/amendment of norms and standards for various teacher education courses.

·         Online suggestions are invited from all the stake holders and the public on the existing norms and standards which are available in the NCTE Website.

·         Advertisements are also made in the National Dailies across the country inviting suggestions of the stake holders and the public.

·         The comments/ suggestions received are consolidated and considered by a committee of experts in the field.

·         Also, consultative meetings are held in different regions of the country with experts in teacher education for discussion.

3.

Other activities relating to policy formulation

No

Public participation is ensured in other activities relating to policy formulation by making eminent personalities in the field of teacher education as members in various committees constituted by the NCTE for the purpose.

 


7. List of Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies and the Minutes of the Meeting which are Accessible to the Public

 

Present  Composition of Northern Regional Committee

 

S.NO.

NAME & ADDRESS

 

1

Prof. D.N. Sansanwal,
B-2-701, Green Home Society,
Sector - 52, Plot No. 4,
Gurgaon (Haryana)

Chairperson

2

Dr. Farhat Ullah Khan,
Professor Emeritus,
Department of English
Aligarh Muslim University,
Aligarh,
Uttar Pradesh.

Member

3

Shri Sat Pal Anand,
Tara - Villa, The Mall,
Ferozepur City,
Punjab

Member

4

Prof. M.P. Sharma,
36, Kharol Colony,
Sewa Mandir Road,
Fatehpura,
Udaipur,
Rajasthan.

Member

5

Prof. M.K. Dass,
Head & Dean,
Faculty of Education,
Kashi Vidyapeeth,
Varanasi,
Uttar Pradesh. 

Member

6

Prof. S.P. Malhotra,
National Fellow,
National University of Educational Planning and Administration,
New Delhi,

Member

7

Prof. U. C. Vashishtha
Department of Education,
University of Lucknow,
Lucknow - 226007
Uttar Pradesh

Member


8. Monthly Remuneration of the Officers and Employees

 

S.NO.

Name & Designation of Officer / Employee

Regular/Deputation

Pay Band

Band pay

Grade Pay

1.

Dr. K.S. Yadav

Regional Director

Deputation

15600-39100

28030

7600

2.

Dr. Dushyant Gehlot

Under Secretary

Deputation

15600-39100

 

 

3.

Sh. Ramesh Kumar Sharma

Under Secretary

Deputation

15600-39100

17920

6600

4.

Mrs. Nalini Rajotiya

Research Officer

Deputation

15600-39100

18390

6600

5.

Dr. P.K. Yadav

Research Officer

Regular

9300-34800

16670

4200

6.

Sh. Parvinder Singh

Section Officer

Regular

9300-34800

14590

4200

7.

Sh. T. Ravi

Section Officer

Regular

9300-34800

14500

4200

8.

Sh. B.S. Prabhakar

JAO

Deputation

9300-34800

13490

4200

9.

Sh. N.K. Sahoo

P.A.

Regular

5200-20200

9120

2400

10.

Sh. Sanjay Kumar

Jr. Accountant

Regular

5200-20200

7740

1900

11.

Mrs. Padma Kunjwani

Regular

5200-20200

7740

1900

12.

Sh. Manoj Kumar

FCC

Regular

4440-7440

6510

1300

13.

Rajesh Kumar

Peon

Regular

4440-7440

5060

1300

 


9. Budget Allocation to each Agency Indicating the Particulars of all Plans, Proposed Expenditure and Reports on Disbursement Made

 

 

The figures of Budget Estimate and revised estimate of the NRC of the relevant years are as under:

      Year

Budget Estimate (B.E) (in lacs)

Revised Estimate (in lacs) (R.E.)

2009-10

223.73

252.82

2008-09

237.80

182.22

 

 

 

 

10. Manner of Execution of Subsidy Programme and Details of Beneficiaries of such Programmes / Scholarships

 

          No subsidy programmes are being implemented by NCTE

 

11. Particulars of Recipients of Concessions, permits or authorization granted by it

 

 

                                                Nil


12. Details in respect of the of the Information Available in Electronic Form

 

CD Roms are available with NCTE Headquarter containing information on the following (for details visit www.ncte-india.org :- )

  • NCTE Act, rules and regulations
  • IT literacy (Hindi/English)
  • Teachers as transformer
  • Practical value education
  • Science of living

13. Facilities Available for Obtaining Information Including Working Hours of A Library or Reading Room, if maintained for Public use

 

                             N.A.

 


14. Directory of officers & employees at NRC, NCTE, Jaipur

 

S.NO.

Name

Designation

TEL. OFFICE / Fax

E-mail Address

1.       

Dr. K.S. Yadav

Regional Director

(o) 2621378

(fax) 2622661

nrc@ncte-in.org

2.       

Mr. Ramesh Kumar Sharma,

Under Secretary

0141-2623501

___________

3.       

Mrs. Nalinii Rajotiya

Research Officer

(o) 2621378

pio@ncte-india.org

4.       

Dr. P.K. Yadav

Research Officer

0141-2623501

drpky@yahoo.com

5.       

Dr. Dushyant Gehlot

Under Secretary

0141-2623501

dushyent@lycos.com

6.       

Sh. Parvinder Singh

Section Officer

0141-2623501

___________

7.       

Sh. T. Ravi

Section Officer

0141-2623501

___________

8.       

Sh. R.C. Chopra

Section Officer

0141-2623501

___________

9.       

Sh. B.S. Prabhakar

JAO

0141-2623501

___________

  1.  

Sh. N.K. Sahoo

P.A.

0141-2623501

___________

11.   

Sh. Sanjay Kumar

Jr. Accountant

0141-2623501

___________

12.   

Mrs. Padma Kunjwani

LDC

0141-2623501

___________

13.   

Sh. Manoj Kumar

Peon

0141-2623501

___________

14.   

Rajesh Kumar

Peon

0141-2623501

___________

 


15. Name and Designation of Public Information Officers  and First Appellate Authority

 

1. Public Information officer

 

            Mrs. Nalini Rajotaya

            Research Officer

            National Council for Teacher Education

            Northern Regional Committee

            A-46, Shanti Path, Tilak Nagar

            JAIPUR-302004 (Raj)

 

 

 

2. Appellate Authority

 

            Dr. K.S. Yadav

            Regional Director

            National Council for Teacher Education

            Northern Regional Committee

            A-46, Shanti Path, Tilak Nagar

            JAIPUR-302004 (Raj)


 

16. Particulars of the Organization, Functions and Duties

 

Objective/Purpose of the NCTE

To achieve planned and coordinated development of Teacher Education system throughout the country, regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards in teacher education system and the matters connected therewith.

Brief History of creation of NCTE

Keeping in view the recommendations of the Education Commission (1964-66) Government of India through a resolution, set up National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) in the year 1973 to advise the Central and State Governments on all matters relating to teacher education. Secretarial support to the non-statutory NCTE so set up in 1973 was provided by NCERT.

NCTE created nation wide awareness on issues relating to teacher education and developed a “National Framework for Teacher Education Curriculum” in the year 1978. Regulatory functions like prevention of proliferation of sub-standard teacher education institutions/programmes, maintenance of norms and standards etc. could, however, not be undertaken by the NCTE being a non-statutory body.

As per recommendations of the National Policy on Education (NPE) 1986 and the Programme of Action (POA), 1992, a need was felt to upgrade the National Council for Teacher Education, as an autonomous statutory body with a view to giving it necessary capability and powers to regulate institutions of teacher education and to provide guidance to them in the matter of curricula and methods. Accordingly, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) Act was passed in the year 1993 and NCTE as an autonomous body with a statutory status came into existence with effect from August 17, 1995.

Duties of NCTE

Planned and coordinated development of Teacher Education system throughout the country, regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards in teacher education system and the matters connected therewith.

Main Activities/Functions

The Council undertakes following functions :-

  1. Recognition of various teacher training courses based on application submitted by the institutions concerned in the prescribed proforma and along with the requisite documents.
  2. undertake surveys and studies relating to various aspects of teacher education and publish the result thereof;
  3. make recommendations to the Central and State Governments, Universities, University Grants Commission and recognized institutions in the matter of preparation of suitable plans and programmes in the field of teacher education;
  4. Co-ordinate and monitor teacher education and its development in the country;
  5. Lay down guidelines in respect of minimum qualifications for a person to be employed as a teacher in schools or in recognized institutions;
  6. Lay down norms for any specified category of courses or trainings in teacher education, including the minimum eligibility criteria for admission thereof, and the method of selection of candidates, duration of the course, course contents and mode of curriculum;
  7. Lay down guidelines for compliance by recognized institutions, for starting new courses or training, and for providing physical and instructional facilities, staffing pattern and staff qualifications;
  8. Lay down standards in respect of examinations leading to teacher education qualifications, criteria for admission to such examinations and schemes of courses or training;
  9. Lay down guidelines regarding tuition fees and other fees chargeable by recognized institutions;
  10. Promote and conduct innovation and research in various areas of teacher education and disseminate the results thereof;
  11. Examine and review periodically the implementation of the norms, guidelines and standards laid down by the Council, and to suitably advise the recognized institutions;
  12. Evolve suitable performance appraisal systems, norms and mechanisms for enforcing accountability on recognized institutions;
  13. Formulate schemes for various levels of teacher education and identify recognized institutions and set up new institutions for teacher development programmes.
  14. Take all necessary steps to prevent commercialization of teacher education; and
  15. Perform such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Central Government.