NEW DELHI, July 5 - The HRD Ministry today extended the deadline for receiving feedback and suggestions from stakeholders on scrapping of the UGC and draft bill for replacing it with the Higher Education Commission for India.
The decision to extend the deadline was taken following representations from various quarters. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today announced at a press conference about the deadline extension till July 20. The HRD Ministry had last week announced its decision to replace the UGC with the HECI by repealing the UGC Act, 1951.
According to the draft the new commission will solely focus on academic matters and monetary grants would be under the purview of the ministry. � PTI