The institution named UGC will now end. Instead, it will take the HECI (Higher Education Commission of India).
In order to strengthen the quality of higher education and curb bogus universities, the government has decided to make major changes in the UGC Act. Under this, the organization named UGC will now end. Instead, it will take the HECI (Higher Education Commission of India). But it does not have the right to give financial help to the universities and colleges. Now this authority will be directly with the Ministry.
Under the new Act, the HECI will have the right to cancel the direct action and recognition of the fake universities and the institutions sharing divisive degrees in the field of higher education. In addition, those who have been irregularities will also have the right to fined and sentence for three years. There will be only one commission for all the universities under the new act. These will come from Central University, State University, Private University, Deemed University. For whom they can decide the rules and guidelines.
Rules are now set for the universities like Private and Deemed. At the same time, it will also be necessary to fix the online regulation within the purview of HECI, strengthening of NAC, setting up autonomy for the universities and colleges, including open loan regulation, including the portal themselves. Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted: “It will be the end of the inspector rule in higher education.”
At present, the ministry has been exposed to corruption in the name of inspecting more and more scholarships to colleges and colleges. This is the reason why the HECI, which will be formed after the new change, will not have financial rights. Its focus will be only on the reading and reading of universities and its work in the field of research. Apart from this, issues such as recognition will be resolved online. It will not be necessary for HECI to make rounds.
Such would be the setup of HECI
The HECI, constituted under the new Act, will also have 12 members associated with different regions, besides the Chairman, Vice Chairmen. Simultaneously, there will also be a secretary of the commission, who will work as a member secretary. All these will be appointed by the Central Government. The chairman will be selected by a four-member search committee constituted under the chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary. Among them, the higher education secretary will also be included as a member.
By:- Abhishek Bajpai