The CPI(M) today opposed a draft Bill related to higher education, claiming it will have an adverse impact if passed in its present form.
CPIM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury claimed that the proposed Bill creates an "authoritarian framework of regulation through over-bureaucratisation and centralization undermining the federal character of decision making".
"After carefully going through the provisions of the proposed Bill, we have come to the conclusion that if the Bill is enacted in the present form, it will have a major adverse impact on higher education in the country in general and public-funded higher education in particular," Yechury told reporters.
The present draft Bill needs to be withdrawn to avert the eventuality, he said.
The Left leader also said that the draft Bill is an "instrument to appease corporate interests" and attract private sector investment in higher education by neglecting the challenges that confront public-funded higher educational institutions.
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