The State Cabinet on Saturday decided to withdraw the Uttar Pradesh Private Universities (Establishement and Regulation) Bill 2010.
The Bill was passed by the both houses of Vidhan Mandal during last budget session in February and was since then pending with the Governor BL Joshi for approval.
Meanwhile, the State Government came to know that the University Grants Commission had set up a high-powered committee to prepare the draft of a model Act for national level to regulate private universities. The committee has made its recommendations to the University Grant Commission (UGC).
Therefore, the Cabinet today decided to study the recommendations of the committee before formulating an Act for the setting up of private universities at the state level, so that these recommendations could be incorporated in the proposed Bill to make it more effective. Hence, the Cabinet gave approval for withdrawal of Private Universities (Establishment and Regulation) 2010.
The Cabinet has approved the proposal to revise the fixed salary of the medical teachers such as — Lecturers, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors appointed on contract basis in all the Government Allopathic Medical Colleges and Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University Lucknow.
The Cabinet has also approved the revision of pay scales of the teachers’ cadre, administrative cadre and library cadre of the UP Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad and Dr RML National Law University, Lucknow at par with University Grant Commission or with IIT/IIM pay scales along with certain conditions.
In another decision the Cabinet okayed the setting up of UP Kshatipurak Vriksharopan Nidhi Prabandh evam Niyojan Pradhikaran. The Cabinet also decided to extend the benefits of 6th pay commission to the officers/employees of UP State Warehousing Corporation.