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Govt takes steps to ensure transparency in AICTE

To ensure transparency in the functioning of AICTE, whose top brass is facing corruption cases, the government will make it mandatory for the agency to display information online about progress in the applications of institutes for approval or accreditation.

delhi Updated: Jul 29, 2009 13:08 IST

To ensure transparency in the functioning of AICTE, whose top brass is facing corruption cases, the government will make it mandatory for the agency to display information online about progress in the applications of institutes for approval or accreditation.

The government is set to launch e-governance system in All India Council of Technical Education under which the representatives of institutes will not have to come to the agency's office to track their cases.

Under the e-governance project, any institute can know online the status of its application pertaining to approval for new courses, increasing intake of existing programmes or accreditation to its programmes.

"The purpose is to bring transparency in the system. By this e-governance system, every institute will be able to track the progress in their applications on line. They need not come to AICTE office. This will help reduce corruption," a source told PTI.

This will be similar to the PNR number system of railways under which passengers are able to know progress in confirmation of their tickets.

"The AICTE will also display if there is any laxity on part of the institute which seeks approval or accreditation. The institutes can fulfil the deficiencies and comply," the source said.