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    MINUTES OF THE 1ST MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE
    COMPOSITION OF VARIOUS AUTHORITIES/STANDING COMMITTEES UNDER
    THE PROVISIONS OF IGNOU ACT/STATUTES HELD ON JUNE 01, 2009 AT 2.00
    P.M. IN THE BOARD ROOM, BLOCK NO.8, IGNOU CAMPUS, MAIDAN GARHI,
    NEW DELHI – 110 068

    Following members were present:

    1.     Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-Chancellor       - Chairman
    2.            Prof. Parvin Sinclair, PVC                          - Member
    3.     Prof. K.R. Srivathsan, PVC                            - Member
    4.      Dr. Latha Pillai, PVC                                - Member
    5.     Prof. B.S. Sharma                                     - Member
    6.     Prof.P.Purushotam Rao                                 - Member
    7.     Prof. Manjulika Srivastava                            - Member
    8.     Dr. Masood Parveez                                    - Member
    9.     Dr. Kalpana Mishra                                    - Member
    10.    Shri U.S. Tolia, Registrar(Admn)                              - Secretary

Prof. Omprakash Mishra, Dr. D.K. Choudhry, Advocate Pravin Parekh, Prof. Veena V.
Thakare, Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao and Prof. P.R. Ramanujam, Members could not
attend the meeting. Prof. N.V. Narasimham, Director (ACD) attended the meeting as a
Special Invitee. Shri D. Deb, Jt. Registrar (Admn) was present in the meeting to assist
the Secretary of the Committee.

At the outset, the Chairman welcomed the members to the 1st Meeting of the aforesaid
Committee.

1         The Vice-Chancellor informed that this is a very important meeting relating to the
          review and re-examining of the composition (including powers & functions) of
          various authorities/standing committees of the University.

2         He stressed on the need to re-look into the Act/Statutes and
          Ordinances/Regulations with a view to providing future perspectives and directions
          for the University. He observed that the size and operation of the University have
          undergone a sea-change vis-à-vis the University’s functions over the last 24 years.
          It is, therefore, inevitable that review and revision are conducted periodically so
          that the developments in the entire educational scenario can be adopted in a
          holistic manner. In this connection the Honourable Vice Chancellor referred to the
          Board of Recognition, an important authority, responsible for admitting Colleges to
          the privileges of the University, yet to be set up and made functional. The
          Honourable Vice-Chancellor, therefore, stressed that the constitution and powers
          and functions of the Board of Recognition required to be prescribed by the
          Statutes, be given utmost priority.
3    The University has made amendments to the Statutes/Ordinances/ Regulations
     over the years. The compositions/constituencies and terms of reference of
     various authorities/standing committees need simultaneous review to update them
     so that they meet the changing environment and developmental needs, including
     aspirations of existing/potential students. He also referred to the RTI Act, 2005
     which is already in operation and has significant bearing on the information
     pertaining to the Act/Statutes so far as the public domain is concerned.

4    The Vice-Chancellor desired that for each specific function of the Authorities/
     Standing Committees, a separate team has to be formed. Each team will look into
     the identified activities and recommend the required changes and revisions. Each
     team will be headed by a senior member of this Committee and will submit its
     report within 2-3 weeks, positively. The Vice-Chancellor observed that several
     recommendations were made over the years and many recommendations were
     not implemented.

5    He called upon the members to take notice of this and take appropriate action.
     He suggested that each team head will involve the faculty and senior officers of the
     University. The team head would inter alia consult or seek views of former and
     existing officers, faculties of the University and also external experts, as may be
     required, in eliciting information and valuable suggestions. Such inputs will be of
     great value to the respective Sub-Committee.

6    Prof. B.S. Sharma, Member of the Committee recalled that review of the
     Statutes/Ordinances have been made years ago. This revision should be done on
     regular basis so as to take into account the shape and size and the direction in
     which the University has been moving.

7    He also informed that over the time the University has experienced a good deal of
     inadequacy in course of its expansion activities which comes in the way of proper
     planning and development. The Committee should take into account these
     aspects as well, he stressed.

Accordingly, the following Teams have been formed for giving their recommendations
within stipulated timeframe i.e. by 25th of June, 2009, to the Vice Chancellor for his
consideration and necessary action:

      Authorities /Standing Committees and the Corresponding Teams

1.    Board of Management

                    Team

      (i) Prof.B.S. Sharma, Member BOM                              - Team Head
      (ii) Prof. P.Purushotam Rao, Member BOM                       - Member
     (iii) Mr. C.R. Pillai, formerly Director/Adviser             - Member
            to the Vice-Chancellor
     (iv) Prof. A.K. Agarwal, SOHS                                - Member
     (v) Prof. Kapil Kumar, SOSS                                  - Member
     (vi) Prof. Pardeep Sahni, SOSS                               - Member

2.   Academic Council

     (i) Prof. Parvin Sinclair, PVC                               - Team Head
     (ii) Prof.N.V.Narasimham, Director, ACD                  - Member
     (iii) Dr.Venugopal Reddy, Director, Research Unit            - Member
     (iv) Prof. B.S. Saraswat, SOS                                - Member
     (v) Prof. A.S.Narang, SOSS                               - Member

3.   Planning Board

     (i) Prof. K.R. Srivathsan, PVC                           - Team Head
     (ii) Prof. S.P. Narang                                   - Member
     (iii) Prof. S.K.D. Rao, SOL                        -   Member
     (iv) Prof. M.S.S. Raju, SOMS                             - Member
     (v) Dr.Kalpana Mishra, Director, P&DD                         - Member

4.   Distance Education Council

     (i) Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, VC                       -   Chairman
     (ii) Prof.Manjulika Srivastava, Director, DEC                -   Member
     (iii) Prof. Swaraj Basu                                      -   Member
     (iv) Prof. Sunita Malhotra, Director, SOS                    -   Member
     (v) Prof. B.K.Pattanaik, Director, SOEDS                     -   Member

5.   Research Council

     (i) Dr. Latha Pillai, PVC                                    - Team Head
     (ii) Prof. J.M.Parekh, SOH                                        - Member
     (iii) Prof. Manhohar Lal, Director, SOCIS                    - Member
     (iv) Prof. K.Elumalai, SOL                                   - Member
     (v) Dr. Venugopal Reddy, Director, Research Unit             - Member

6,   Finance Committee

     (i) Prof. Parvin Sinclair, PVC                               - Team Head
     (ii) Prof.P.Purushotam Rao, Member BOM                       - Member
     (iii) Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao, Director, SOL               - Member
     (iv)    Prof.G.Subbayamma, Director, SOHS                     - Member
     (v)     Finance Officer                                           - Member
                     Standing Committees & Corresponding Team

1.   Student Support Services Committee

     (i) Dr. D.K. Choudhry, PVC                                  - Team Head
     (ii) Dr. C.K. Ghosh                                     - Member
     (iii) Dr. Venugopal Reddy, Director, Research Unit          - Member
     (iv) Dr.Kalpana Mishra, Director, P&DD                      - Member
     (v) Dr. Masood Parveez                                      - Member

2.   Works Committee

     (i)    Dr. Latha Pillai, PVC                                - Team Head
     (ii) Ex-Chief/Superintending Engineer, CPWD                      - Member
     (iii) Prof.Subhasis Maji, Director, SOET                    - Member
     (iv) Finance Officer                                        - Member
     (v)    Sh.Sudhir Reddy, CPO                                 - Member


3.   Purchase Committee

     (i)     Prof. Parvin Sinclair, PVC                          -   Team Head
     (ii)    Prof. S.K.D. Rao, Director, SOL                     -   Member
     (iii)   Dr.V.S.P.Srivastava, Head, CD                       -   Member
     (iv)    Mr. T.K.Kaul, F&A Division                          -   Member
     (v)      Sh.Ravi Kant, Director, EMPC                       -   Member

4.   Establishment Committee

     (i)    Prof. Omprakash Mishra, PVC                          -   Team Head
     (ii) Prof.N.V. Narasimham, Director, ACD                    -   Member
     (iii) Sh. Ravi Kant, Director, EMPC                         -   Member
     (iv) Dr.V.S.P.Srivastava, Head, CD                          -   Member
     (v) Sh.U.S.Tolia, Registrar(Admn)                           -   Member

5.   Grievance Redressal Committee

     (i)    Prof. Omprakash Mishra, PVC                          - Team Head
     (ii) Dr. C.K. Ghosh, Director, SSC                          - Member
     (iii) Dr. Venugopa Reddy, Director Research Unit            - Member
     (iv) Dr. Masood Parveez, Director, RSD                           - Member
     (v) Dr. Srikant Mohaptra, Registrar, SED                    - Member

     The terms of reference of the Teams will be as under:

     1 to look into the existing composition, powers and functions of the
        authorities/standing committees.
      2 to assess and evaluate the efficacy of existing provisions vis-à-vis the
        changing environment and emerging requirements.
      3 to recommend the amendments to the existing provision of the Act/Statutes
        with a view to meeting the challenges and future perspectives.
      4 the teams will submit their reports by 25th June, 2009

A communiqué (Annexure) on behalf of Honourable Vice Chancellor of the University
may          be         placed       on         the        University       website;
http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou-act/IGNOU%20ACT.pdt,        to       elicit   valuable
input/suggestions from the entire University community and other stakeholders. The
inputs and suggestions shall be received by the Registrar (Administration) at
feedback_admn@ignou.ac.in for onward transmission to the respective team leaders.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

                                                                 (U.S. TOLIA)
                                                          Registrar(Admn)/Secretary
To:

All the Members of the Committee

				
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