Background of this Handbook

This handbook has been prepared with reference to the provisions of Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 with a view to providing the public with the desired information about National Council for Teacher Education, an autonomous body set up by the Act of Parliament.

  1. “Council” means the National Council for Teacher Education established under sub-section (1) of Section 3 of NCTE Act, 1993.
  2. “Examining body” means a University, agency or authority to which an institution is affiliated for conducting examinations in teacher education qualifications;
  3. “Institution” means an institution which offers courses or training in teacher education;
  4. “Member” means a Member of the Council and includes the Chairperson and vice-Chairperson;
  5. “Prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under section 31;
  6. “Recognised institution” means an institution recognized by the Council under Section 14;
  7. “Regional Committee” means a committee established under Section 20;
  8. “Regulations” means regulations made under Section 32;
  9. “Teacher Education” means programmes of education, research or training of persons for equipping them to teach at pre-primary, primary, secondary and senior secondary stages in schools, and includes non-formal education, part-time education, adult education and correspondence education;
  10. “Teacher Education Qualification” means a degree, diploma or certificate in teacher education awarded by a University or examining body in accordance with the provisions of this Act;
  11. “University” means a University defined under clause (f) of section 2 of the University Grant Commission Act, 1956, and includes an institution deemed to be a University under section 3 of that Act;


Some Important facts and figures of the council

  1. Particulars of Organization, Functions and Duties
  2. Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees
  3. Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manual and Records for Discharging Functions
  4. Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by the members of public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof.
  5. A statement of boards, council, committees and other bodies constituted as per its part.
  6. Procedure followed in decision making process.
  7. Directory of officers & employees of NCTE, Head Quarters
  8. The monthly remuneration received by each of its Officers & employees

Contact Person to get more information
Name : Mr. Ramesh Lal Batra
Designation : Under Secretary
Address : National Council for Teacher Education
Hans Bhawan, Wing II,
1, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
New Delhi-110002.
Tel. No. / Fax : 011-23370141 / 23370128

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