TVV demands private Universities bill withdrawn

Hyderabad: Telangana Vidyavanthula Vedika (TVV), which met here on Sunday passed resolutions censuring the State government for trying to mortgage the education sector to the multinational companies by bringing forward the Private Universities Bill and demanded its immediate withdrawal.

The TVV State executive meeting, held under the presidentship of Gurajala Ravinder Rao, has stated that instead of strengthening the Telangana Universities, including Osmania, Kakatiya and others which lack basic facilities, the State government was contemplating to bring Private Universities Bill. After receiving reports from TVV conveners from 31 districts, the meeting unanimously passed resolutions deploring the government‘s omissions and commissions.

The TVV also demanded that the State government immediately release notifications for filling vacant teaching and non-teaching posts in all the universities and publish a calendar of employment. The TVV also demanded that the State government immediately release arrears under the Fee Reimbursement Scheme to the colleges.        

Demanding that the government withdraw the recently approved Land Acquisition Bill, the TVV demanded payment of compensation to the land losers as per the 2013 Central Act on Land Acquisition. It also demanded that the State government immediately release a paper on the KG-to-PG Education proposal and announce a plan of action. The intellectuals also demanded that the government stop “fees looting” by the corporate educational institutions. -NSS

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