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Andhra Pradesh Government to make amendments in AP Government Act of 1991

Oct 14, 2014 15:11 IST

    The Human Resource Development Ministry is planning to make certain amendments in the Andhra Pradesh University Act of 1991, so that the tainted vice chancellors under the university couldn’t get away free and gets caught soon. The ministry is scrutinizing the present law against the tainted vice chancellors and is willing to make some amendments so that the vice chancellors who are accused of cheating and mis-conduct couldn’t get out without any penalty.

    According to HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao, “In order to take action against the vice chancellors facing charges of corruption, major amendments will be made in the AP University Act.” A meeting regarding amendments in the act and the proper selection of Vice chancellors in various universities would be conducted with the Principal Secretary of Education Neelam Sahani and Chairman of AP State Council for Higher Education L. Venugopal Reddy by the HRD ministry.

    According to AP Re-organization Act 2014, it has become mandatory for the states of Andhra and Telengana to function as a single entity for at least 10 years, which would conduct some of the common entrance tests for various courses presently running under the Andhra Pradesh University. With increasing competition from the private institutions, Rao said the government universities to get ready to face tough challenges in the coming years.

    A meeting is also scheduled among the Education minister of Telengana G. Jagadish Reddy and other officials with Ganta Srinivas Rao, to discuss co-ordination matters with the TRS government in the field of education.

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