Nagpur : Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao cleared the draft bill of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act last week, a month after it was forwarded to him. Earlier, the historic bill was unanimously cleared by assembly and council during winter session in Nagpur on December 8. The gazette notification is now likely to be issued by March first week.
“It is now up to the government to start the procedure,” said governor’s PRO Umesh Kashikar.
The officials from the state higher and technical education department informed that they had constituted a panel to bring uniformity in various statues governing all state universities.
“All universities have their own statues. To avoid confusion, the panel would be working on introducing common statues, which would make it easier for universities to implement the new Act. Their work is on last stage and they would submit their report soon,” said senior official Anand Mapuskar.
It’s a tedious task to convert the bill into actual Act which carries all the rules and regulations in minute details where each section is well defined. The officials from the higher education and, law and judiciary departments are working hard in this regard, which would take about a month.
“In all probability, the new Act would be notified before the budget session of the assembly, scheduled to begin on March 6,” according to deputy secretary with state higher and technical education department, Siddarth Kharat.
He added that the official gazette would be notified regarding implementation of the Act by the traditional universities. The notification would contain guidelines and directives on its implantation.
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