TOP STORIES – July 2022

AICTE and UGC to be merged? Govt revives plan for a new higher education regulator
The Indian Express, July 31, 2022

The previous draft of the Bill — Higher Education Council of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Bill’ — was introduced in January, 2018. But it was never finalised, and within two years, the NEP, 2020, was announced.


Uttar Pradesh to have own NITI Aayog? Planning department revamp likely
The Times of India, July 30, 2022

Though how it would be done is still being thought over, the need has been felt for its transformation – especially after the end of district planning – to rework roles and responsibilities of the officers in the department.


Govt promotes skill development schemes through 20 central ministries
The Economic Times, July 18, 2022

Through 20 central ministries and departments, the government is putting various skill-development programmes into place all around the nation as part of the Skill India Mission.



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