IGNOU to revise remuneration of learner support centre staff

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has revised the remuneration of the employees of its Learner Support Centres (LSC’s), the university authorities announced during a meeting of coordinators and programme incharges in Mahamana Malaviya Mission auditorium at Malaviya Smriti Bhawan on Wednesday.

Srikant Mohapatra, director, regional services division (RSD), said, ‘The meeting was attended by more than 150 delegates from 63 LSCs. The coordinators’ meeting was held for the first time this year, since a lot of initiatives have been taken by IGNOU recently. Major initiative is to revise the payment norms of the study center functionaries and the academic counsellors, which was pending for the last two years.’

Speaking at the inauguration, he informed the gathering that the RSD is the biggest division of IGNOU and controls the centres spread across the length and breadth of India.

According to him, more initiatives are soon going to be announced for improving the student support through IGNOU and the regional centres. Mohapatra said the coordinators must meet regularly to be abreast of the development taking place in distance education.

The full-day programme consisted of three sessions. The first session focused on improving the academic support to the students of IGNOU, the second session was devoted to assessment and examination related issues and the third session took up issues related to finance, payments, norms and guidelines to be followed by the centres while submitting their claims.

Gulab Jha, regional director of Noida, N D Sharma, assistant registrar and S M Fazil, assistant registrar at IGNOU HQ at Maidan garhi, interacted with the coordinators. R S Rana, assistant registrar at Rajghat was the moderator for the session.

R P Singh, regional director, also informed that the regional centres will soon come up with a plan to provide assistance for placement to the students enrolled with IGNOU.

Siran Mukherjee, deputy director thanked all the delegates and the management of Malviya Smriti Bhawan for providing assistance in conducting the meeting.

IGNOU Regional Centre Delhi-2, Rajghat, caters to the students of IGNOU in north, west Delhi and the east Delhi. This centre is the biggest regional centre in India in terms of enrollment and this year alone more than 54,000 students have taken admission in various courses of IGNOU, said Singh. The regional centre has more than 140 programmes and has more than 3,000 counsellors for providing academic support to the students.
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