Lok Sabha passes Central Universities Bill

New Delhi:
The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Central Universities (Amendment)
Bill, 2019 with a voice vote to establish a central university and a
tribal university in Andhra Pradesh.
The bill, which also seeks an
amendment to the Central Universities Act, 2009, was introduced by
Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal on Monday.

Participating
in the debate on the Bill, Congress MP K. Suresh claimed that
percentage of expenditure on education had been reduced under the NDA
government while YSR Congress Party’s L.S. Krishna Devarayalu urged that
more funds be allocated towards building of Central universities and
research programmes in these universities.
Biju Janata Dal’s
Bhartruhari Mahatab enquired about the problem of shortage of faculty in
new higher educational institutions. “What is the reason for this?” he
asked.