Central University AP to begin operations from August through formation of society; skips Parliament approval

Central University AP to begin operations from August through formation of society; skips Parliament approval
Abhay Anand | Jul 18, 2018 - 7:42 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, JULY 18: The newly announced Central University of Andhra Pradesh will start its academic activity from August this year. The Union Minister of Human Resource Development has announced that the Cabinet has approved the Bill and the University will begin its functioning without waiting for Parliament approval for the same.

Earlier in May this year, the Union Cabinet gave its in-principle approval for establishing a Central University in Andhra Pradesh in Janthaluru Village of Ananthapur District. The Cabinet also allocated Rs. 450 crore in the first phase for the establishment of Central University in the state.

Prakash Javadekar, Minister of HRD making the announcement on twitter wrote, “Very happy that Cabinet approves Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to set up Central University of Andhra Pradesh. This will result in more facilities for Andhra Pradesh in higher education.”

The Minister further added that in a historic first, Central University of Andhra Pradesh will start academic session on 5th August, 2018. He tweeted, “Earlier the practice was different - First the cabinet will take decision, then the bill will be passed in parliament. That meant loss of at least one year.”

As per the Minister skipping Parliament approval would help in saving time and thus the Government has created ‘a different rule…’

The Minister said that the Government has formed a society and started the college immediately under the mentor-ship of Hyderabad Central University.


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