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PM’s reforms panel to trim AICTE powers

india Updated: Nov 05, 2008 01:37 IST
HT Political Bureau

A reforms panel set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked the government to strip regulatory bodies like the All India Council of Technical Education and Medical Council of India of their powers to regulate professional education and hand them over to specially created agencies.

The Second Administrative Reforms Commission — headed by Congress leader Veerappa Moily — has recommended that the national standards and quality council set up for each of the major disciplines like management and medicine, the work of the existing regulatory bodies would remain confined to registration, skill upgradation and management of professional standards and ethics.

“On creation of these separate councils, AICTE will stand abolished,” said the report that favours greater powers to universities.