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University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka

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Establishment Circular Letter No: 09/2006

16th August, 2006.

Vice-Chancellors of Universities,
Rectors of Campuses,
Directors of Institutes,



Your kind attention is invited to the provisions in Commission Circular No.873 of 27th February, 2006 on the above subject.

2. The University Grants Commission at its meeting held on 15th June, 2006 decided that the following amendments be made to
the above Circular:-

(a) Minimum speeds required for speed test on Electric & Electronic Typewriters

Post Typing Speed


Stenographer Gr.II - 40
Stenographer Gr.I - 45
Staff Assistant (Stenography) - 50

Typist Grade III - 40
Typist Grade II - 45
Typist Grade I - 50
Staff Assistant (Typing) - 55

(b) The amended speed limits will be applicable only to the employees who are in service as at 31st May, 2006.

(c) The employees recruited on or after 01st June, 2006 are not allowed to use Electric/Electronic Type Writers for the speed test
and they should satisfy minimum speeds required for speed test on Computers stipulated in Commission Circular No.873.

(d) To provide a printed passage for a speed test instead of providing a hand written document.

3. The above amendments are effective from 01.01. 2006.

4. Please take action accordingly.

(Prof. Gamini Samaranayake)


Copies to:

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

File No. UGC/HR/2/3/28