UGC directs universities to appoint Ombudsperson, implement provisions of regulations by Dec 31
- Campus Updates
- 07 Dec, 2023
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked the universities to appoint Ombudspersons and implement other provisions of the UGC Regulations by December 31, 2023. UGC will publish the names of the defaulting universities that fail to appoint an Ombudsperson and comply with other provisions of the regulations after December 31.
As per its latest notice issued on December 5, UGC said that all the universities are required to comply with the Regulations by constituting the Students Grievance Redressal Committee (SGRC) by appointing Ombudspersons.
“However, it is understood that some universities are yet to comply with the regulations. The matter is being viewed seriously,” UGC Secretary Manish R Joshi said in his letter to the vice-chancellors of Central, State, Private, and Deemed Universities.
“Since enough opportunities have been provided to the Universities, it has been decided to publish the names of defaulting Universities on the website of UGC after December 31, 2023,” the UGC letter read.
Also, the notice said that in case a defaulting university desires to make a representation against inclusion of its name in the list of defaulting universities, it may be sent to the Secretary, UGC, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi – 110002 before December 31, 2023.