The fresh circular has been issued by AICTE following the receipt of grievances from the faculty/staff regarding termination of services, non-payment of salary, and students regarding insistence by institutes for paying full year / full term fee in one go.
During this hour of the crisis caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 the second wave and imposition of lockdown by some states, the heads of institutions are responsible for safeguarding the health and associated interests of all stakeholders of their respective colleges/institutions, the circular stated.
Institutions/colleges shall not insist on payment of full fee and shall collect it in 3/ 4 equal installments till normalcy is restored. Accordingly, all colleges/institutions are directed to display this information on their website and also communicate the same to all students through e-mail.
Payment of salary to faculty members: There shall be NO termination of faculty without enough disciplinary ground and due process of redressal. Salary and other dues to the faculty/staff members shall be released monthly on time and also terminations (if any) made during the lockdown shall be withdrawn. This is to be complied with strictly.