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Commission Circular No: 916

30th September 2009

Vice Chancellors of Universities
Directors of Institutes
Rectors of Campuses




Your reference is invited to the Schemes of Recruitment/Promotion applicable to the following posts stipulated in Commission Circular Nos.723 of 12 December 1997 and 869 of 30 November 2005.

Associate Professor (All Faculties) : U-AC 4 /(B-02) - By merit promotion
Associate Professor (All Faculties) : U-AC 4 /(B-02) - By advertisement
Professor (All Faculties) : U-AC 5(II)/(B-01) - By merit promotion
Professor (All Faculties) : U-AC 5(II)/(B-01) - By advertisement

The Commission at its 787th meeting held on 03 September 2009 having considered issues that have arisen and representations made, decided to amend the Schemes of Recruitment/Promotion and the marking scheme applicable to the above posts. Accordingly the amended Schemes of Recruitment/Promotion and the marking scheme are annexed herewith (Annex - I).

The composition of the Selection Committee for the above posts in the Higher Educational Institutions prescribed in section 6(2) of Commission Circular No.166 of 06.04.1982 as amended by Commission Circular No.869 of 30 November 2005 and Establishments Circular Letter No.09/2008 of 25 August 2008 is reproduced(Annex – I).

The provisions of Commission Circular No.233 of 30.06.1983 will continue to apply with regard to the composition of the Selection Committee for promotion/appointment to the posts of Professor in the Higher Educational Institutes.

The Schemes of Recruitment applicable to the post of Senior Professor stipulated in Commission Circular Nos.838 dated 26.01.2004 and 897 of 08.07.2008 remain unchanged until further notice.
The provisions of this Circular shall come into force with effect from 01st October 2009 and be applicable to all recruitments/promotions to the posts of Associate Professor/Professor in all Faculties of the Higher Educational Institutions. However, those who were in service in the Higher Educational Institutions concerned as at 01.12.2005 and applying for professorial positions by promotion may be given the option to be considered in terms of Commission Circular No.723 of 12.12.1997 upto 30.11.2009. Commission Circular No. 723 and Establishments Circular Letter No.07/2007 of 11.09.2007 will cease to be operative with effect from 01.12.2009.

Commission Circular No.869 of 30.11.2005 will be rescinded with effect from 01st October 2009. But, any teacher who was appointed after 01.12.2005 and has applied for a professorial position by promotion as well as all applicants who have applied for Cadre Chairs prior to the effective date of this Circular may be considered under Commission Circular No.869 of 30.11.2005.

Please take action accordingly.

(Prof. Gamini Samaranayake)

Copies to :

  1. Chairman’s Office/UGC
  2. Vice Chairman/UGC
  3. Members of the UGC
  4. Secretary/UGC
  5. Deans of Faculties
  6. Registrars of Universities
  7. Financial Controller/UGC
  8. Bursars of Universities
  9. Librarians /SAL/AL of the Higher Educational Institutions/Institutes
  10. Deputy Registrars/Snr. Asst. Registrars/Asst. Registrars of Campuses/Institutes
  11. Deputy Bursars/Snr. Asst. Bursars/Asst. Bursars of Campuses/Institutes
  12. Chief Internal Auditor/UGC
  13. Govt. Audit Superintendents of Universities
  14. Snr. Asst. Int. Auditors/Asst. Int. Auditors of HEIs
  15. Secretaries of Trade Unions
  16. Auditor-General

File No. UGC/HR/2/3/106

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