40.1 C
New Delhi
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
spot_img

Lok Sabha Passes IIM Amendment Bill Despite Autonomy Concerns

The bill was introduced in the Lower House on July 28 by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, but it was not debated due to disruptions caused by the Opposition over the Manipur violence. On Friday, it was approved by voice vote.

The Lok Sabha passed a measure on Friday that would make the President of India a “Visitor” at all Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), despite fears from certain Opposition members that the law would limit the autonomy of India’s best business schools.

The Lok Sabha passed a measure on Friday that would make the President of India a “Visitor” at all Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), despite fears from certain Opposition members that the law would limit the autonomy of India’s best business schools.

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) (Amendment) bill 2023, which seeks to alter the 2017 IIM Act, authorises the “Visitor” to recommend the chairperson of the board of governors, monitor director appointment and removal, and audit the institutes’ operations.

The government disregarded concerns that the law would infringe on the autonomy of the institutes. The bill was introduced in the Lower House on July 28 by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, but it was not debated due to disruptions caused by the Opposition over the Manipur violence. On Friday, it was approved by voice vote.

There are 20 IIMs in India. In response to the bill’s debate, Pradhan stated that the measure was introduced to guarantee “management accountability” of IIMs and that the government has “no intention of interfering with their autonomy.”

Stay Update with FELA|

SOURCE|

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

3,625FansLike
3,912FollowersFollow
5,582SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest Articles