New Delhi, June 26: The ministry of human resource development has prepared a draft bill to replace University Grants Commission (UGC) with a higher education commission.
MHRD has sought suggestions from educationists, stakeholders and the general public on the draft act by July 7 at [email protected]
Union Miniter Prakash Javadekar made the announcement on Twitter.
“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a process of reforms of the regulatory agencies for better administration of the HE sector. In a landmark decision, a draft Act for repeal of UGC and setting up HECI (Higher Education Commission of India) has been prepared.
My appeal to all educationists, stakeholders & others to furnish their comments & suggestions by 7th july 2018 till 5 p.m & mail at [email protected]
The draft Act is available at https://t.co/mWtT2IORIk @ugc_india @HRDMinistry #SaafNiyatSahiVikas
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) June 27, 2018
The draft Act is in accordance with the commitment of government for reforming the regulatory systems that provide more autonomy to HE institutes to promote excellence and facilitate holistic growth of the education system.
Javedkar further said that the transformation of the regulatory set up is based upon the principles – Minimum government & Maximum governance, Separation of grant functions, End of inspection raj, Focus on academic quality, Powers to enforce
As per the reports, the new body will focus only on academic matters and grants would be issued by the ministry.