Govt constitutes Standing Committee on equivalence of degrees/qualifications

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 12: To examine and check the equivalence of degrees/academic qualification being brought to the notice of the departments, the State Government has constituted a Standing Committee.
Headed by Administrative Secretary, Higher Education Department, the committee shall examine the references from various departments for determining equivalence of degrees/academic qualifications, viz the eligibility qualification mentioned in the Recruitment Rules.
While doing this examination, the committee shall refer to the rules/regulations of the Apex Bodies like the University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Medical Council of India (MCI), Dental Council of India (DCI) etc to recommend appropriate action for updating of recruitment rules vis-à-vis the equivalence of degrees/academic qualification.
The Standing Committee shall be serviced by the Higher Education Department and shall dispose of the matters referred to it within a maximum period of one month from the date of receipts of such references and also have the recruitment rules amended.
Administrative Secretaries of ARI & Training Department, PDD, PWD(R&B), GAD, School Education, Technical Education and PHE, I&FC Department shall be Members of this Standing Committee.