UGC Grievances Redressal Regulations and Grievance Redressal Committee

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After identifying need to propound the grievance faced by score of students in colleges & universities, Delhi high court is directed UGC (University Grants Commission) to set up ‘Grievance Redressal Cell’ in all universities within 4 months.

Grievance Redressal Committee
  • Appointment of Ombudsman & grievance redressal committee were mandatory & were provide for under UGC Regulations of 2012.

Grievance Redressal Committee

  • Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC) of University was constituted under UGC on December 2012.
  • Purpose of committee is to provide means to seek redressal thru investigation & resolution of academic, resource related & personal grievance.
  • Term of committee shall be for 2 years. Next committee to be reconstituted in August 2018.

Online Student Grievance Redressal Portal

  • UGC portal was launched ′ Online Student Grievance Redressal Portal.
  • With this student can register complaints regarding admission process, reservation policy, discrimination on basis of caste & even non-declaration of results through portal - www.ugc. ac. in.
Types of Grievance
  • Aim of the portal is to ensure transparency in admission & curbing unfair practices in higher education institution & provide effective mechanism for redressal of grievance.
  • To make portal effective, each university has appointed dedicated nodal officer, who will responsible for redressal of grievances related to affiliated colleges.
  • Once grievance is registered, student can see email ID, phone number & other contact details of respective nodal officer.
  • Officer also can see complainants՚ contact details.
  • Reminder facility also provided by portal. Officer will have to ensure redressal of grievance in timely manner. If he/she fails to do, automatic reminder will be sent to complainant every 2 weeks for closure of grievance.

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