Sunday, 17 February 2013

Good News in Sight for Learners and RCs

I am glad to inform you that SMS Alerts Services may soon be resumed. In fact, we need to THANK Student Support Services Committee, a Standing Committee of IGNOU Board of Management (BOM) recommended that SMS Alerts Services should be decentralized to IGNOU Regional Centers (RCs). All RCs received an e-mail advising the concerned Regional Directors (RDs) to select vendor for SMS Alerts Services at RC level by following the rules and regulations and commence the Services at the earliest. So, depending on the pace at which RD responds, the learners in his/her jurisdiction may start receing SMS. IT needs to be noted that THIS IS A PROACTIVE STEP.

Its very heartening to see that Standing Committee of IGNOU's APEX Body , namely, BOM recognized the indispensability of SMS services and made this recommendation in the interest of learners. So, all students of IGNOU will start receiving SMS at the earliest from their respective Regional Centers.

This decision is also a slap on the face for some departments of IGNOU such as Computer Divsion as well as some staff of IGNOU who are responsible for the halting of SMS services by the Vendor. I hope that they will try to be honest atleast to some extent in future.

Wishing you all the best,

Dr.P.V.Suresh, Coordinator, SMS Alerts Servie