All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has eased the eligibility conditions for promotions of teachers and other academic staff. The council has published a notice that notifies the concerned authorities to count two one-week duration courses as equal to a two-week duration course for the Career Advancement Scheme or CAS under 6th Central Pay Commission. Earlier, a two to three weeks long academic performance and training programme was a minimum requirement.
“As a result, it has not been possible to consider their case for promotion under CAS due to non-completion of the training programme of required duration as given in AICTE Notification dated 04.01.2016,” stated the statement by AICTE.
AICTE had also stated that it has received several references from different sectors on how difficult it has been for the institutions to give away their faculty for two to three weeks long course duration.
“It is brought to the notice of all concerned that AICTE has no objection in the matter to count two number of one-week duration courses approved or conducted by AICTE/ Central Govt./ State Govt./ TEQIP/ CHILP/ ISTE/ NITTTR/ IIT/ DTE/ SBTE/ University/ UGC, PMMMNMTT, IISc, CoA, IIA, SPA, ITPI, NRCs, ARPITs/ Research Organizations/ other institutes of national importance/ design studio, etc. as equivalent to a two-week duration course for the purpose of CAS under 6th CPC,” also added the statement.