Big relief for thousands of job seekers: Government asks PSUs to recognise open, distance degrees for recruitment

By: |
New Delhi | Updated: May 30, 2018 6:45:47 PM

The Centre has directed PSUs to recognise degrees and diplomas acquired through open and distance learning from UGC recognised universities for recruitment purposes, after receiving several complaints in this regard.

Gate, Gate exams, Gate entrance exam, Gate exam date, Gate form, Gate 2016, PSU, recruitmentActing on the letter, the Department of Public Enterprises said as recruitment to the below Board level posts is done by Boards of CPSEs.

The Centre has directed PSUs to recognise degrees and diplomas acquired through open and distance learning from UGC recognised universities for recruitment purposes, after receiving several complaints in this regard. The Ministry of Human Resource Development had written to the Department of Public Enterprises earlier this month saying it has been receiving many complaints about PSUs not recognising degrees /diplomas acquired in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode for the purpose of employment.

Acting on the letter, the Department of Public Enterprises said as recruitment to the below Board level posts is done by Boards of CPSEs, the administrative ministries/departments are requested to advise their CPSEs to take cognisance of the various notifications/circulars/public notices of Ministry of HRD and University Grants Commission.

“In this regard, it is mentioned that Government of India has consistently maintained that degree acquired through ODL mode are valid for employment in government and PSUs,” said R Subrahmanyam, Secretary in the HRD Ministry in the letter to his counterpart in Department of Public Enterprises Seema Bahuguna.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Next Stories
1Rajasthan Police Recruitment 2018: Applications invited for 13,142; apply at recruitment2.rajasthan.gov.in
2Bihar Police Recruitment 2018: Good news! Applications invited for 9900 posts; apply at csbc.bih.nic.in
3National Informatics Centre to hire 800 professionals in 2018, including 355 cyber security experts