University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka

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Commission Circular No: 644

21st September, 1995

Vice-Chancellors of Universities
Directors of Institutes.
Directors of Affliated University Colleges


1. The University Grants Commission at its 452nd meeting held on 11th August 1995, decided to -

(a) recognise the General/Special degrees obtained by Graduate Trainees serving the University System as adequate qualifications for the purpose of recruitment to posts of Clerk, Grade III in the University System,

(b) fill the vacant posts of Clerk, Grade III, in the University System by the absorption of Graduate Trainees by an interview, after reserving 25 % of vacancies for promotion of minor employees,

(c) make a payment of Rs. 75 /- per working day to Graduate Trainees who are not absorbed into the vacant posts of Clerk, Grade III, in the University System.

2. Graduate Trainees who are absorbed as Clerks, Grade III will not be eligible for three increments granted to graduate employees in the University System in terms of Commission Circular No. 520 dated 19.06.1992.

3. The Universities/Higher Educational Institutes/Affiliated University Colleges may fill the vacancies of Clerk, Grade III as indicated at (b) above by the absorption of Graduate Trainees attached to each Institution/Institute in the first instance and invite applications from Graduate Trainees attached to the University system to fill the balance vacancies. Any vacancy which cannot be filled according to this special scheme may be filled by following the normal scheme of recruitment.

4. This special arrangement will apply to Graduate Trainees who were in service on 01.09.1995 under the Graduate Employment Programme introduced by the Ministry of Policy Planning & Implementation in 1994.

5. The provisions of this Circular are effective from 1st September 1995.

6. Please take action accordingly.

( mrs c.s karunaratna - secretary)


  • Chairman/UGC
  • Vice-Chairman/UGC
  • Members of the UGC
  • Secretary/UGC
  • Deans of Faculties
  • 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/E/3/20/70


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