After SP leader Azam Khan, now SP chief Akhilesh Yadav opining on the new draft Ordinance cleared by the Yogi Adityanath government for private universities said that 'no one will open universities' in the state.
The former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh said that the Yogi Adityanath government wants to bring restrictions and with that, no one would want to open universities in the state.
He said, "You firstly call universities and investors in your state for investment. Governments are those who work for an investment and because of whom universities were made. Now, what restrictions they want to bring? I believe, with this no one will come, no one will open colleges and Universities. They don't want to open Universities, but want to shut them."
The Ordinance cleared by the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh will compel new and existing private universities in the state to submit a covenant that no anti-national activities will undertake on their campus.
The ordinance is focused on "improving functioning and academic standard of these universities" and common law to "remove anomalies"
The draft will allow all universities in the state, including the 27 existing ones, to come under the umbrella act. It was also specified that all universities must make it an objective to push national integration, patriotism, secularism, and social harmony.
The Uttar Pradesh Private Universities Ordinance (UPPU) also stated that action could be taken against universities if they indulge in anti-national activities.
The provision will allow the state government to scrutinise on the financial and academic activities of private universities. The effort is to regularising the running of private universities and bring them under the watch of the government.
Among the proposals are that a minimum of 75% of teachers appointed to the private universities would be permanent and not contractual and their quality would be monitored online.
The proposed law must come into action within a year for the existing universities.