Odisha Assembly Passes University Amendment Bill, 2020 Amid Uproar

Bhubaneswar: The controversial University Amendment Bill, 2020 has been passed in the Odisha State Assembly amid major opposition.

The Bill intends to replace the Odisha University Ordinance promulgated by the Governor to amend the Odisha University Act, 1989.

The bill has been stated to be a progressive legislation by Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo.

The opposition parties BJP and Congress however said that it would destroy the autonomy of the Universities.

All state universities shall be regulated by this bill henceforth. The age of retirement of VC has been increased from 65 yrs – 67 yrs, the tenure has also been increased from 3 yrs – 4yrs.

 

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