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Commission Circular No: 789

24th September, 2001.


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



Your kind attention is invited to Commission Circular No.758 dated 01th March 2000 amending sub-paragraph 2 of Commission Circular No.746.

The University Grants Commission at its meetings held on 14.07.2000 and 02.07.2001, having considered PA
Circular No.05/2000 dated 02nd February 2000 on granting duty leave to attend Branch Trade Unions meetings and the letter No.BD/356/87/30/K dated 20th October 2000 of the Dept. of National Budget on granting transport facilities to the members of trade unions to attend the Annual General Meeting respectively, decided that sub-section 18.1 of the Chapter X of the Establishments Code of the UGC and Higher Educational Institutions be amended as follows:


Annually the Secretary of the Commission/Registrar/Deputy Registrar/Senior Assistant Registrar of a Higher Educational Institution/Institute may grant members of a registered trade union, subject to the exigencies of service, a day's duty leave to attend an Annual General Meeting of a trade union. A member attending such an AGM may also be given one set of railway warrants (to go and return) to the station closest to the venue of the AGM or transport facilities be provided at the lowest price quoted, if the cost of transport involved is less than the cost incurred in issuing the railway warrants. The transport agent who quoted the lowest cost should be selected by calling for quotations from transport agents including peoplized transport services.


Members of a branch union of the trade recognized by the goverment are entitled to obtained a half a day's duty leave to attend one other AGM of a branch union.

(Prof. B.R.R.N Mendis- Chairman)


  • Chairman/UGC
  • Vice-Chairman/UGC
  • Members of the UGC
  • Secretary/UGC
  • Deans of Falculties
  • Registrars of Universites
  • Financial Controller/UGC
  • Bursars of Universities
  • Librarians/SAL/AL of the Higher Educational Institutions/Institutes ;
  • Snr. Asst.Registrars/Asst.Registrars of HEIs/Campuses
  • Snr. Asst.Bursars/Asst.Bursars of HEIs/Campuses
  • Chief Internal Auditor/UGC
  • Govt. Audit Superintendents of Universities
  • Snr. Asst.Int. Auditors/Asst.Int.Auditors of HEIs
  • Secretaries of Trade Unions
  • Auditor-General

File No. UGC/HR/2/10/14


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