|4.CPE Support to Members in Mofussil Areas and Remote Places|
The Statement on Continuing Professional Education issued by the Institute requires that the Continuing Professional Education Committee (CPEC) shall issue directions and other instruments from time to time to enable program designers, developers and organisers as well as all other persons connected with Continuing Professional Education (CPE) activities at Programme Organizing Units (POUs) level as defined in the Statement on CPE, to discharge their responsibilities.
This advisory is meant as guidance and direction to Programme Organising Units (POUs) - especially the Committees of the Institute, Regional Councils and Branches of the Institute - to provide CPE support to members of the Institute residing / practicing in mofussil areas and remote places to meet the objectives of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) as envisaged in the Statement on Continuing Professional Education. It should be appreciated that the Members in Mofussil Areas and Remote Places are also torchbearers of the profession and they must be provided with all possible CPE infrastructure to meet the expectations of the stakeholders.
POUs may adopt appropriate strategies much beyond the guidance and direction contained in this advisory to meet the CPE requirements of the members of the Institute residing / practicing in mofussil areas and remote places.
The members in Mofussil areas and Remote Places should also come forward to take up additional responsibilities by way of forming CPE Chapters to conduct CPE Programmes.
CPE Support Members in Mofussil Areas and Remote Places
The POUs should keep the Members in Mofussil Areas and Remote Places - which are coming under their geographical jurisdiction - in their regular mailing lists.
All Regional Councils and Branches are enjoined to provide a list of such mofussil areas and remote places falling within their jurisdiction to CPE Directorate within 30 days from the publication of this advisory.
POUs should attempt to conduct special programmes preferably for the benefit of Members in Mofussil Areas and Remote Places keeping the required travel time and the facilties for transportation etc.,
The Programmes meant for the Members in Mofussil Areas and Remote Places, should preferably held during the week ends.
The POUs should try to conduct a few CPE Programmes in places, which are nearer to the majority of the members residing in mofussil and remote places in the geographical jurisdiction of such POUs.
POUs should design self-teaching programmed texts for members in mofussil areas and invite detailed feedback (which can also serve to gauge whether member has gone through the material or not) from the member. The CPE Committee will issue special directions for giving CPE credit hours for such CPE work after Regional Councils / Branches demonstrate their intention of pursuing this method through the submission of adequate material to CPE Committee for evaluation and approval.
Information regarding the CPE Programmes should reach such members sufficiently in advance to enable the members to plan attending such CPE Programmes.
Members in mofussil areas and remote places who intend to come to the places where the POUs are located for professional work or otherwise should explore the possibility of combining their trips which will coincide with the CPE Programme Dates of the relevant POUs.
Members in mofussil areas and remote places may try to attend CPE Programmes carrying the minimum number of annual requirement of the CPE Credit (at present 6 hours) so that they can avoid traveling frequently exclusively for meeting the requirements of the CPE.
Meeting the CPE requirements of the members in the mofussil areas and remote places is an important task before the POUs to enable such members to maintain and develop their core competencies in line with their counter parts who are settled / practicing in places where the infrastructure is adequate to meet the CPE Requirements. It should be our endeavor to enable such members to also benefit from the emerging professional opportunities.
|This advisory will become effective from 1st July 2003.|