In a significant decision, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday abolished the KG Dental University and merged it with the proposed Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet held in Lucknow on Friday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mayawati.
After the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh told reporters that the Shahuji Maharaj University would now have two colleges - the dental college and the medical college.
In another move, the government also decided to amend the UP State University Act 1973 and the UP Technical University Act 2000 to withdraw the powers of the chancellor of the varsities to grant affiliation to the colleges.
Henceforth the power to grant affiliation to the colleges would be with the state government and not with the governor, who is the ex-officio chancellor of the varsities, Singh said.
The government also decided to include wholesalers in its procurement drive for wheat in the current season as the target of procurement had not yet been met, he said.
The State Law Commission, set up in 2005, and a panel formed during the previous SP regime for investigating irregularities in various development authorities in the state will be abolished.
The cabinet also decided to abolish the UP Sub- Ordinate Services Commission, he said.