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As stated in past issues, the Institutes of Technology Act, (IT Act) 1961 is expected to be amended in the parliament. The cabinet note prepared by HRD ministry includes 8 new IITs and conversion of our institute to IIT-BHU as well as several other issues.
It was stated in last issue that the main obstacle to the IT Bill is due the fact that MHRD has proposed in the cabinet note that IITs can start the medical courses and award medical degrees. It seems that this issue is now resolved and HRD ministry has taken an appropriate decision.
It is important to realize that our file on the conversion issue is alive and constantly moving. Presently all the preparation is going on for preparing the notes and arrangements for Cabinet Meeting. If the cabinet meeting is held within 10/15 days then the bill can be placed in the ensuing parliament session. Alumni, students, teachers and parents are in constant touch with the developments.
Considering all these, it is highly likely that the amendment of IT Bill will be passed by the parliament in the current monsoon session (July 26 – August 27) as far as the informed sources from the MHRD. We shall have to wait for that. The bill has been included in the list of bills to be placed in this parliament session as per the announcement of PIB.
By Nagesh Narayana | July 24, 2010 2:14 AM EDT
Stormy monsoon session ahead as parliament opens on Monday
Here is the list of Bills provided by parliamentary affairs ministry:
III – Bills for Introduction
14. The Institute of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
Result-Framework Document (RFD) of the Department of Higher Education
For the Year 2010-2011
(Refer to page 11)
The above MHRD document shows timeline for Submission of Cabinet Note (passing amendment of IT Act) as between August end and December end of this year.
Here is the message received from Gaurav Pundir. He plans to form a group of all IT-BHU alumni who are working in the India govt. or state govt. civil services. If interested, please contact him directly at: email@example.com.
“I graduated in 2002 from Electrical Engineering department of our institute. Currently I am into IRTS (Indian Railway Traffic Service) Batch 2006 and posted as Area Manager, Rourkela South Eastern Railway.
As an outcome to my subsequent attempt at Civil Services Exam 2009, I secured Rank 326 and would be getting IRS. To a large extent, I owe my success to my alma mater.
What I have observed that unlike IITians, we don't have a cohesive platform where all the Civil Servants working in different govt. departments could come together and share their experience. I am willing to take a lead here in bringing all such alumni on a common platform and require your support.”
Gaurav Pundir, IRTS (Indian Railway Traffic Service)
Area Manager, Rourkela
CKP Railway Division
South Eastern Railway
Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi 221005, UP