HRD Ministry drafts act to replace UGC with new Higher Education Commission


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.

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.


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