Punjab to relax constructed area condition for universities to promote higher education
To promote higher education within the state, the Punjab cupboard on Thursday determined to scale back the requirement of constructed area from 50,000 to 30,000 sq. metres for multi-domain college and from 20,000 to 15,000 sq. metres for single-domain college.
It has been determined to accordingly amend the Punjab Private University Policy, 2010, an official spokesperson stated after the cupboard assembly held by way of video conferencing. The transfer will encourage the institution of extra non-public universities within the state.
This choice has been taken on the assembly, chaired by chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, according to the suggestions of the committee, constituted below the chief secretary by the higher education division with the approval of the chief minister, to think about the representations acquired from varied sponsoring our bodies for leisure/modification in varied clauses of the policy-2010 for the institution of recent non-public universities within the state.
According to a spokesperson of the chief minister’s workplace, as per provision 4.5(iv) of the coverage, the constructed area required for establishing of multi-domain college in Punjab is 50,000 sq mt which is the very best in India. Thus, the state authorities has determined to amend the supply for decreasing the requirement of constructed area to 30,000 sq mt for multi-domain college and 15,000 sq mt for single-domain college.
The amended coverage will additional facilitate higher capital funding in higher education and it’s anticipated that two extra universities, which have tie-ups with globally acclaimed universities, would arrange campuses in Punjab.
The cupboard additionally gave the nod to amend provision 4.3(g) of the coverage, making the sponsoring physique eligible for establishing a personal college on leased land, topic to the lease being a long-term one, for 33 years, from a authorities authority or gram panchayat.
The Punjab Private University Policy-2010 had no provision for taking land on lease for establishing a college, whereas most states have such an enabling provision of land requirement.
Under the coverage, the state authorities has thus far accredited 14 universities. There is a proposal to set up 4 extra non-public universities.
PUNJAB CO-OP AUDIT (GROUP-B) SERVICE RULES TO BE AMENDED
The cupboard gave its approval to amend the Punjab Cooperative Audit (Group-B) Service Rules, 2016, by merging the publish of senior assistant (accounts) with that of senior assistants, to pave the way in which for promotional avenues to the senior assistant (accounts) working within the audit wing of the cooperative division. These guidelines will come into impact from the date of notification within the Punjab Gazette.