The Human Resources Development Ministry announced on Wednesday that it had prepared a draft Act to replace the University Grants Commission with a Higher Education Commission of India (HECI). 

“The draft Act is in accordance with commitment of the government for reforming the regulatory systems that provide more autonomy to higher education institutes to promote excellence and facilitate holistic growth of the education system,” tweeted HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. 

He added that the transformation of the regulatory set-up is based on the principles of minimum government and maximum governance, separation of grant functions, end of inspection raj and focus on the academic quality.

All educationists, stakeholders and others can give their comments and suggestions by July 7, 2018.