With giving emphasis on providing world class education to the students of the proposed Maharaja Ranjit Singh State Technical University, the Panjab Cabinet has finally agreed to approve the ordinance regarding the same and would introduce the bill in the upcoming session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha. This bill would further turn out to be an Act once it gets passed from the Vidhan Sabha.
The decision regarding tabling the bill came as a result of the meeting of Council of Ministers chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal. The proposed university in memory of Maharaja Ranjit Singh would have territorial jurisdiction over regions such as, Bathinda, Barnala, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Mansa, Moga, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Patiala and Sangrur beside some other regions outside the state.
Along with the afore mentioned bill the cabinet has also allowed to introduce the Punjab Affiliate Colleges (Security of Service) Amendment Bill-2014, which is majorly about the issue regarding the fixation of term of Chairman and members of the Educational Tribunal as three years or till the attaining of age of sixty five year, whichever is earlier, at the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
In order to further improve the quality of the higher education infrastructure in the state and helping out private institutions, the cabinet has also decided to convert Sant Baba Bhag Sigh University ordinance into a bill, which would be presented in the upcoming session for approval. Upon the approval of the bill it would be possible to build a private self-financed university ‘Sant Baba Bhag Singh University’ which would be run by the Sant Baba Bhag Singh Charitable Society in village Khayla in Jalandhar district.