Govt prepares draft Act to replace UGC with Higher Education Commission

A file photo of HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.

NEW DELHI, JUNE 27

The Human Resource Development Ministry on Wednesday announced that it has prepared a draft Act to repeal UGC and instead set up Higher Education Commission of India (HECI).

“The draft Act is in accordance with the commitment of the government for reforming the regulatory systems that provide more autonomy to higher education institutes to promote excellence and facilitate holistic growth of the education system,” tweeted HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.

He further added that the transformation of the regulatory set-up is based upon the principles – minimum government and maximum governance, separation of grant functions, end of inspection raj and focus on academic quality.

All educationists, stakeholders and others can give their comments and suggestions by July 7, 2018.