Modi Government’s proposed HEERA encounters Obstruction from the HRD Ministry

Published on : 16th August 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal

HEERA faces hold by HRD Ministry

HEERA, the single higher education authority, as proposed by the Modi Government has been postponed by the HRD Ministry.

14 August, 2017: The Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA), which was proposed to replace all higher education regulatory authorities, encounters obstruction from the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry.

Modi Government has proposed HEERA to scrap off the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). Know more about HEERA here - 

During a parliament session last week, Minister of State for HRD, Upendra Kushwaha, said; “No such proposal is under consideration at present, to merge the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) into a single higher education regulator.” However, the HRD officials are mum on the same.

Earlier when HEERA was introduced, the HRD Ministry official said that a comprehensive blueprint is being prepared. But, now it seems like the plan for a single higher education authority has been postponed.

About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

When not working for the betterment of students, she loves to cook and dance. Also, a great orator, Tanvi has participated in several international conferences. She has got her writings published in many journals and penned numerous short stories for kids.