30 January Monday

University Laws (Amendment) Bill Referred To Subject-Select Committee

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Wednesday Dec 7, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram : The University Laws(Amendment) Bill has been referred to the Subject-Select Committee. The Opposition’s stance that the Bill contradicts Central laws in terms of UGC rules, is rather dangerous politics, said Law Minister P. Rajeev who presented the Bill to the Assembly on behalf of the Chief Minister.

The legislation aims to have universities headed by educationists. Are UGC rules above laws by passed by an Assembly, the minister asked, and cited appointment of Mallika Sarabhai as Kalamandalam Chancellor to drive the point that qualified people shall be be appointed hitherto.

Overruling the Opposition’s objection hinged on UGC rules, the Speaker said that eligibility of Vice Chancellors  shall be discussed at a time when the Bill is tabled.

The Bill will come returned from the Subject Committee following which, it shall be passed in the Assembly and forwarded to the Governor.