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Maharashtra Governor writes to CM, seeks censure of Schooling Minister over letter to UGC

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“Not conducting the ultimate 12 months examinations by the Universities quantities to a breach of Maharashtra Public Universities Act,” Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari wrote to CM Uddhav Thackeray.

File photo of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari

File picture of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari (Photograph Credit: PTI)

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Friday took a powerful objection to the state authorities’s proposal to skip the examination of ultimate 12 months college students.

In a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Governor Koshyari expressed his objection to Larger Schooling Minister Uday Samant’s letter to College Grant’s Fee a few days in the past recommending it to skip examination of ultimate 12 months college students. Governor Koshyari has requested Thackeray to resolve the problem “with none additional delay within the bigger curiosity of scholars”.

“Not conducting the ultimate 12 months examinations by the Universities quantities to a breach of the UGC tips and in addition the related provisions of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016,” Governor Koshyari acknowledged within the letter. He additionally requested CM Uddhav Thackeray to challenge “appropriate” directions to Minister Uday Samant for his “unwarranted intervention”.

Governor Koshyari wrote that he was not apprised by Samant earlier than recommending the cancellation of ultimate 12 months examinations to the UGC.

The Governor of Maharashtra additionally identified provisions of the related Universities Act that empower universities to carry examinations and confer levels upon profitable college students. “It could not be moral or acceptable to award levels to last 12 months college students with out conducting their examinations, which ends up in the violation of the provisions of the Universities’ Act,” Governor Koshyari’s letter stated.

As well as, the Governor additionally noticed that receiving levels by college students with out endeavor any type of examinations would have an adversarial influence on their larger research, commencement and employability choices.

Governor Koshyari identified that the Union House Ministry has granted exemption from lockdown measures to the State Schooling Boards/CBSE/ICSE and many others to conduct Normal X and XII examinations. The UGC has additionally issued tips on lockdown measures protecting necessary dimensions associated to examinations and the tutorial calendar of the college.

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