The Administrative Council (AC) headed by Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday gave its nod to the Jammu and Kashmir Public University Bill 2022 with an aim to address issues related to a wide variety of Jammu and Kashmir Universities. “The government intends to frame a common Public Universities Bill which will be applicable to all the public universities of J&K UT,” Raj Bhavan said in a statement.
The UT administrative council consists of LG, Adviser Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta.
The administration said the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP-2020) envisages an education system “rooted in the Indian ethos” that will directly contribute to transforming India, sustainably, into an equitable and knowledge-based society. vibrant, providing high quality education to all. and thus make India a world knowledge superpower.
The NEP-2020, “in addition, foresees a fundamental transformation in the structure of higher education” by imposing the transformation of all colleges attached to multidisciplinary research or teaching universities or autonomous institutions that grant degrees by 2035 .
Key features of the current draft include an emphasis on uniformity and flexibility in the work of all higher education institutions. “Several new provisions have also been introduced to make the functioning of universities transparent and accountable through transparent procedures and public disclosure,” the government said. In order to make the recruitment process fully transparent and merit-based, selection by the UT Public Service Commission and reduction of interview weighting for advertised positions has been proposed.
For the unpublished positions, according to the statement, it has been proposed to do away with interviews entirely and to carry out the recruitment through the service selection board.