Govt planning law making DEC independent statutory body

To bring about an effective regulation in education offered through distance mode, government is planning a legislation making Distance Education Council (DEC) an independent statutory body. The move is in line with the recommendations of the Madhava Menon Committee which had envisaged a regulatory authority such as Distance Education Council of India through an act of Parliament. Referring to the committee report, officials said inadequacy and ambiguity in the legal framework and inability of DEC to discipline erring institutions are the main reasons for lack of regulation in the ODL…

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