Govt a mute spectator in private universities: CPM

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Aug 03, 2014 21:17 IST

Communist party of India(Marxist) (CPM) on Sunday accused the state government of remaining a mute and meek spectator at the ongoing issues in private universities in the state.

In a statement issued here on Sunday, CPM state secretary member Tikender Singh Panwar said the University Grant Commission at the directions of the high court had given a severe indictment towards functioning of these universities; still the state government was in a deep slumber and had not moved an inch for addressing the plight of students and faculty members in these universities.

“The HP Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission has virtually become a white elephant with no jaws and teeth to work despite the Supreme Court upholding the relevance of such a statutory body,” he added.

The CPM has blemished the incumbent Congress government as no different from its predecessor the BJP, in terms of education-related matters. Both are and were bent for an all-out sale of education in the hands of commercial entrepreneurs.

The CPIM stated that the state government had given an impetus to these institutions and has created a situation where they were able to do all unscrupulous things without a watchdog in the state. The party was shocked to hear the joining of one of the former governors of the state as pro vice-chancellor in one of the private universities.

The party has warned the state government not to follow the footsteps of its predecessor government.

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