Higher Education Empowerment Regulatory Agency (HEERA) : University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will be scrapped and one single regulator will come in place of them, which will be known as HEERA.
The Name HEERA is a point of talk because Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mother name is Heeraben Modi.
As we know Modi government is known for its some tuff steps. This time it is education sector reforms. UGC and AICTE will be scrapped and to be replaced by one single regulator called HEERA – Higher Education Empowerment Regulatory Agency.
Its not a new idea but it was also recommended by Manmohan Sarkar by Yashpal Committee and National Knowledge Commission but it cann’t be in real. But as we know that Modi government truly in favor of reforms.
senior officers working on this matter stated, “Work is on at a rapid pace to frame the HEERA legislation. The human resource development (HRD) ministry and the NITI Aayog are working on the new law. A committee that has, among others, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and higher education secretary KK Sharma as members, is working on the detailed blueprint.”
The main purpose behind this decision is to bring more clarity and remove all the unnecessary regulations that have lost their relevance. The presence of single regulator will result in better coordination and provide ease in making the curriculum for various streams.
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