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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Narendra Modi government to scrap UGC, AICTE soon with HEERA


The University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) will soon be a thing of the past as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre is planning to replace the two education regulators with a new Higher Education Regulator.

This is being done to bring one single education regulator named HEERA in place. Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency or HEERA is the name of the new proposed regulator. This new body will be implemented with the aim of eliminating the overlaps in the jurisdiction and also to remove the irrelevant regulatory provisions. 

The Human Resource and Development Ministry (HRD) is working with the Niti Aayog towards the implementation of this new proposed regulatory body. They are working to bring the technical as well as the non-technical institutions under the same umbrella.

Static takeaways from above News-
  • Prakash Javadekar the Cabinet Minister of Human Resource Development
  • Chairperson of NITI ayog is Shri Narendra Modi
  • Vice Chairperson of NITI Ayog is Arvind Panagariya.
  • The National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015.
Source- The Economic Times


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