Himachal Pradesh Government has enacted the Himachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutional (Regulatory Commission) Act, 2010 which provides that the Commission shall consist of a Chairperson and maximum two Members from amongst persons of eminence in public life or in the field of higher education or who have remained Secretary or above to the Government of Himachal Pradesh or held equivalent post in the Government of India for a period of three years or more.
The State Government has decided to appoint Chairperson and Members of the Commission on the recommendations of a Search Committee, for a period of three years or until he or she attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier and added that such Chairperson or Member may be eligible for a second term subject to the upper age limit of 65 years. After the expiry of the term of office, the Chairperson or the Member, as the case may be, shall be ineligible for further employment or any assignment in any of the Private Educational Institutions within Himachal Pradesh or their associate offices or companies within or outside Himachal Pradesh for a period of three years.
Dr. Shrikant Baldi, Principal Secretary, Education said that those interested for the post of Chairman or Members of the Commission can send their Bio-data to Principal Secretary (Education) to the Government of Himachal Pradesh, H.P. Govt. Secretariat, Shimla or send by e-mail on [email protected] within three weeks.
Dr. Shrikant Baldi said that the Chairperson and Members shall receive pay and allowances as admissible to the Principal Secretary and Secretary respectively to the Government from time to time. If the Chairperson or a Member, at the time of appointment is a person who has retired from the service of the Government, a Local Body, a University or other body wholly or substantially owned or controlled by Government, he shall be entitled to get such total monthly emoluments as last drawn, reduced by the amount of pension (including commuted portion of pension), if any and excluding pension equivalent to DCRG. He will however, be entitled to draw the full amount of pension, if any in addition, he said.
The Chairperson and Members shall be entitled to the residential accommodation at headquarters of the Commission or entitled for House Rent Allowance (HRA) admissible as per Government of Himachal Pradesh rules besides other benefits such as TA/DA, medical benefits etc.