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.