UGC Scrapped | Bill Proposed by HRD Ministry For New Higher Education Regulator

UGC to be scrapped by the HRD Ministry, new bill shall be proposed for new regulator.

In a recent revelation by the HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, a notification has been released announcing the tentative scrapping of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and thus proposing a bill for introducing a new higher education regulator.

The Government is known to witness certain steps which shall result in scrapping of the University Grants Commission (UGC) by repealing the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act of 1951, and further introducing an apex higher education regulator for the students willing to pursue higher education. For the same, the Centre has put forward a draft bill in order to attain suggestions from the educationists within the public domain.

HRD Ministry Announces To Scrap UGC | Check Major Details 

The HRD Ministry with its recent official notification has announced its proposal to scrap University Grants Commission and thus has drafted a bill for the introduction of a new higher education apex regulator which is based on various principles like minimum government as well as maximum governance.

Also, separation of the functions of the grant, putting an end on the inspection raj, powers of enforcement as well as laying proper focus on the academic quality are some other additional principles. Suggestions and comments in context to the same by the various educationals are being invited by July 7, 2018.

UGC Scrapped | Attempt To Increase Govt. Interference

The HRD Ministry has made a recent announcement which is related to the proposal of scrapping the University Grants Commission (UGC) and thus replacing it with the Higher Education Commission of India. This move has been termed as an attempt to uplift the direct interference of the government in the sector dealing in higher education for the students by the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA).

Scrapping University Grants Commission is being done without the provision of a detailed study related to its achievements, foundation goals, the drawbacks as well as the reasons and measures related to the same. Whereas, as of now, the reason for the overhaul is not pretty clear and neither is the fact that how will the scrapping of UGC as well as the introduction of a higher apex education regulator will be addressing the needs of the people for higher education in an improved and a better way.  


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