REGIONAL COMMITTEES

 
As envisaged in section 20 of the NCTE Act, there are four regional committees of the NCTE,  looking after its statutory responsibilities in respect of teacher education institutions in the eastern, western, northern and southern regions. These are located at Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Jaipur and Bangalore respectively, headed by a Regional Director.
 
CONSTITUTION OF REGIONAL COMMITTEE
 
NCTE Act prescribes the following constitution of the Regional Committee:
 
Section 20
 
(3) The Regional Committee shall consist of the following members, namely:-
 
(a) a member to be nominated by the Council;
 
(b) one representative from each of the States and the Union Territories of the region, to be nominated by the respective States and the Union Territories;
 
(c) such number of persons, having special knowledge and experience in matters relating to teacher education, as may be determined by regulations.
 
(4) The Council shall nominate one of the members of the concerned Regional Committee to function as the chairperson of the said Committee.
 
(5) The term of office of the members referred to in clause (c) and the allowances payable to such members shall be such as may be determined by regulations.
 
NCTE(number of persons to be nominated to Regional Committee, their term of office and allowance payable) Regulations notified on April 13,1996 provide for nomination of six persons, having special knowledge and experience in matters relating to teacher education, on the regional committee by the Chairperson of the Council for a term of two years from the date of their nomination or till fresh appointments are made, whichever is later.
 

TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF REGINAL COMMITTEES

 

S.No.

Region

Location

Territorial jurisdiction

1.

Eastern Regional Committee

Bhubaneshwar
Regional Director,
Eastern Regional Committee (NCTE),
15, Neel Kanth Nagar,
Nayapalli,
Bhubaneshwar - 751 012
Ph.No. : 0674 - 2563156(RD), 2562793(O)
Fax No.: 0674 - 2564873
Email :
erc@ncte-india.org 

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal.

2.

Western Regional Committee

Bhopal
Regional Director,
Western Regional Committee(NCTE),
Manas Bhawan, Shyamla Hills,
Bhopal - 462002,
Ph.No. : 0755 - 2660372(RD), 2739672(O)
Fax No.: 0755 - 2660912
Email : wrc@ncte-india.org 

Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Chattisgarh.

3.

Northern Regional Committee

Jaipur
Regional Director,
Northern Regional Committee(NCTE),
A-46, Shanti Path,
Tilak Nagar,
Jaipur - 302004,
Ph.No. : 0141 - 2620116(RD), 2623501(O)
Fax No.: 0141 - 2620116
Email : nrc@ncte-india.org 

Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttaranchal.

4.

Southern Regional Committee

Bangalore
Regional Director,
Southern Regional Committee(NCTE),
C/o HMT Ltd.,
1st Floor, CSD Building,
Jalahalli,
Bangalore - 560 031,
Ph.No. : 080 - 3451468 (o) / 28386751 (RD)
Fax No.: 080 - 3451514(TelFax)
Email :
src@ncte-india.org 

Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadeep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Pondicherry.

 

 
PRESENT COMPOSITION OF THE REGIONAL COMMITTEES:
 
Besides the official representatives of the concerned State Governments/UT Administrations in the region, following are the non-official expert members on the different regional committees:
 

Northern Regional Committee, Jaipur

 

S.NO.

NAME & ADDRESS

1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

Prof. (Ms.) Bharti Baweja,
Dean,
Faculty of Education,
CIE, University of Delhi,
33 Chhatra Marg,
Delhi - 110007.

7

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

   
Southern Regional Committee, Bangalore

S.NO.

NAME & ADDRESS

1

Prof. C. Thangamuthu
Former Vice Chancellor,
Bharatidasan University,
43, VI Main Street,
Laxmi Nagar Extn.,
PORUR, Chennai - 600 116,
Tamil Nadu.

2

Prof. C.L. Anand (Former Vice Chancellor)
2536, Sector 37-C,
Chandigarh - 160036.

3

Prof. C. Seshadri
Ex. Principal, RIE Mysore,
1391, C&D Block,
Mysore - 570023,
Karnataka.

4

Dr. B. Vijay Kumar
State Project Director (Academic),
Primary Education Development Society, DPEP,
4th Floor, Corporation Building,
Palayam,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695033,
Kerala.

5

D. P.J. Poulose
Director,
St. Thomas College of Teacher Education,
Puthukkunnath,
Kottappady P.O.,
Ernakulam Distt.- 686695
Kerala.

6

Prof. (Dr.)  Vijayalakshmi
Department of Education,
Shri Padmawati Mahila Vishwavidyalaya,
Tirupati - 517502,
Andhra Pradesh.

7

Dr.(Ms.) Syeda Akhtar
Professor,
P.G. Department of Education,
Gulbarga University,
Bijapur,
Gulbarga- 570006,
Karnataka.

   
Eastern Regional Committee, Bhubaneshwar
 

S.NO.

NAME & ADDRESS

1

Shri S.B. Misra
64, Forest Park,
Bhubaneswar - 751009.

2

Dr. Anirudh Singh Chandrayatan
Professor of Sociology,
Dhanesh Bhawan Compound,
Gaya,
Bihar.

3

Prof. S.K. Gupta
Dean, School of Humanities & Education,
Department of Education,
Nagaland University,
Kohima - 797 001,
Nagaland.

4

Prof. (Dr.) Faiyaz Ahmad
Principal,
AHS College,
Madhubani,
Bihar.

5

Prof. Mohit Chakraborti
Vishwa Bharti University,
Shantinitetan,
Kolkata - 731235,
West Bengal.

6

Shri D.S. Singh
Ex. Joint Director,
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti,

12, Golf View Apartment,

Behind J.D. Women's College,

Shastri Nagar, Bailey Road,

Patna,

Bihar.

7

Prof. J. C. Soni
Dean,
Rajiv Gandhi University,
Rono Hills,
Itanagar - 791 112,
Arunachal Pradesh.

   
Western Regional Committee, Bhopal
 

S.NO.

NAME & ADDRESS

1

Prof. D.R. Goel
Centre for Advance Studies in Education,
M.S. University,
Baroda - 390002,
Gujarat.

2

Prof. S.C. Agarkar
Professor,
Homi Bhaba Center for Science Education,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
V.N. Purv Marg, Mankhurd,
Mumbai,
Maharashtra.

3

Dr. Nidatt P Barot
Principal,
T.N. Rao College,
Rajkot - 360001,
Gujarat.

4

Prof. Smriti Swaroop
Center for Special Education,
SNDT Women's University,
Juhu Road, Santacruz-West,
Mumbai - 400 049,
Maharashtra

5

Prof. Shakoor Khan
Ex. Principal,
Saifia College,
Bhopal,
Madhya Pradesh.

6

Shri Rajendra Vikhe Patil
P.O. Loni BK, Tal; Rahata
Ahmednagar,
Maharashtra

7

Prof. Satender Kumar
Centre for Advanced Study in Education (CASE),
M. S. University of Baroda,
Fatehganj, Vadodara - 390002,
Gujarat

   
 II.    Term of Office
   
The above nominations shall be for two years from immediate effect or till such time fresh appointments are made whichever is later.
  III.    Following Members will function as Chairperson of the Regional Committees as indicated below:-
 

S.NO.

NAME

REGIONAL COMMITEE

1

Shri S.B. Misra

Eastern Regional Committee

2

Prof. D.N. Sansanwal

Northern Regional Committee

3

Prof. D.R. Goel

Western Regional Committee

4

Prof. C. Thangamuthu

Southern Regional Committee

 
PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE REGIONAL COMMITTEES:
 
Regional Director is the convenor for the meetings of the Regional Committee.(ref. NCTE office orders of February 6, 1996). 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 the agenda and minutes of meetings of the Regional Committees are concerned. Chairman, Regional Committee, shall fix the time, date and venue of the meetings of the Regional Committee. Notice convening the meetings of the Regional Committee shall be issued to all members 15 days prior to the date of the meeting. [ref. NCTE(procedure to be followed by the Regional Committees) Regulations notified on 24.2.1996].
 
All matters in the Regional Committee meetings shall be decided by consensus. In the event of difference of opinion,either on question of policy or interpretation or application of the eligibility conditions, norms,guidelines, orders of the Council, the matter shall be referred to the Council for consideration of the issues involved. [ref. NCTE(application for recognition, the manner for submission, determination of conditions for recognition of institutions and permission to start new course or training) Regulations notified on 24.2.1996.]
 
FUNCTIONS:
 
Main functions of the regional committees are consideration of applications of teacher education institutions for recognition, permission for starting a new course or training in teacher education, increase in annual intake of an institution, withdrawal of recognition of an institution for contravention of provisions of the NCTE Act and other matters connected therewith, as envisaged in Sections 14, 15,17 and 20(6) of the Act which are reproduced below:
 
Section 14: RECOGNITION OF INSTITUTIONS OFFERING COURSE OR TRAINING IN TEACHER EDUCATION
 
(1) Every institution offering or intending to offer a course or training in teacher education on or after the appointed day, may, for grant of recognition under this Act, make an application to the Regional Committee concerned in such form and in such manner as may be determined by regulations:
 
Provided that an institution offering a course or training in teacher education immediately before the appointed day, shall be entitled to continue such course or training for a period of six months, if it has made an application for recognition within the said period and until the disposal of the application by the Regional Committee.
 
(2) The fee to be paid along with the application under sub-section (1) shall be such as may be prescribed.
 
(3) On receipt of an application by the Regional Committee from any institution under sub-section (1), and after obtaining from the institution concerned such other particulars as it may consider necessary, it shall--
 
(a) if it is satisfied that such institution has adequate financial resources,accommodation, library, qualified staff, laboratory and that it fulfils such other conditions required for proper functioning of the institution for a course or training in teacher education, as may be determined by regulations,pass an order granting recognition to such institution, subject to such conditions as may be determined by regulations; or
 
(b) if it is of the opinion that such institution does not fulfil the requirements laid down in sub-clause (a), pass an order refusing recognition to such institution for reasons to be recorded in writing:
 
Provided that before passing an order under sub-clause (b), the Regional Committee shall provide a reasonable opportunity to the concerned institution for making a written representation.
 
(4) Every order granting or refusing recognition to an institution for a course or training in teacher education under sub-section (3) shall be published in the Official Gazette and communicated in writing for appropriate action to such institution and to the concerned examining body, the local authority or the State Government and the Central Government.
 
(5) Every institution, in respect of which recognition has been refused shall discontinue the course or training in teacher education from the end of the academic session next following the date of receipt of the order refusing recognition passed under clause (b) of sub-section (3).
 
(6) Every examining body shall, on receipt of the order under sub-section (4), -
 
(a) grant affiliation to the institution, where recognition has been granted, or
(b) cancel the affiliation of the institution, where recognition has been refused.
 
Section 15:  PERMISSION FOR A NEW COURSE OR TRAINING BY A RECOGNISED INSTITUTION
 
(1) Where any recognized institution intends to start any new course or training in teacher education, it may make an application to seek permission therefor to the Regional Committee concerned in such form and in such manner as may be determined by regulations.
 
(2) The fees to be paid along with the application under sub-section (1) shall be such as may be prescribed. On receipt of an application from an institution under sub-section(1), and after obtaining from the recognised institution such other particulars as may be considered necessary, the Regional Committee shall,-
 
(a) if it is satisfied that such recognised institution has adequate financial resources, accommodation,library, qualified staff, laboratory, and that it fulfils such other conditions required for proper conduct of the new course or training in teacher education, as may be determined by regulations, pass an order granting permission, subject to such conditions as may be determined by regulation; or
 
(b) if it is of the opinion that such institution does not fulfil the requirements laid down in sub-clause (a), pass an order refusing permission to such institution, for reasons to be recorded in writing:
 
Provided that before passing an order refusing permission under sub-clause (b), the Regional Committee shall provide a reasonable opportunity to the institution concerned for making a written representation.
 
(4) Every order granting or refusing permission to a recognised institution for a new course or training in teacher education under sub-section
 
(3), shall be published in the Official Gazette and communicated in writing for appropriate action to such recognised institution and to the concerned examining body, the local authority, the State Government and the Central Government.
 
Section 17: CONTRAVENTION OF PROVISIONS OF THE ACT AND CONSEQUENCES THEREOF
 
(1) Where the Regional Committee is, on its own motion or on any representation received from any person, satisfied that a recognised institution has contravened any of the provisions of this Act, or the rules, regulations, orders made or issued thereunder, or any condition subject to which recognition under sub-section (3) of section 14 or permission under sub-section (3) of section 15 was granted, it may withdraw recognition of such recognised institution, for reasons to be recorded in writing:
 
Provided that no such order against the recognised institution shall be passed unless a reasonable opportunity of making representation against the proposed order has been given to such recognised institution;
 
Provided further that the order withdrawing or refusing recognition passed by the Regional Committee shall come into force only with effect from the end of academic session next following the date of communication of such order.
 
(2) A copy of every order passed by the Regional Committee under sub-section (1), --
 
(a) shall be communicated to the recognised institution concerned and a copy thereof shall also be forwarded simultaneously to the University or the examining body to which such institution was affiliated for cancelling affiliation; and
 
(b) shall be published in the Official Gazette for general information.
 
(3) Once the recognition of a recognised institution is withdrawn under sub-section (1), such institution shall discontinue the course or training in teacher education, and the concerned University or the examining body shall cancel affiliation of the institution in accordance with the order passed under sub-section (1), with effect from the end of the academic session next following the date of communication of the said order.
 
(4) If an institution offers any course or training in teacher education after the coming into force of the order withdrawing recognition.
 
Section 20(6):
 
The Regional Committee shall, in addition to its functions under section 14, 15 and 17, perform such other function, as may be assigned to it by the Council or as may be determined by regulations.

 


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