People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


Vol. XXXVI

No. 23

June 10, 2012

Donít Bypass Parliament on Foreign Educational Institutions Entry

 

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on June 1, 2012.

 

IT is reported that the HRD minister Kapil Sibal, on the eve of his visit to the USA to attend the Indo-US CEO Forum meeting, is keen to find a way to satisfy the demand of US educational institutions for easy entry into India, by introducing liberalised UGC rules which do not require the assent of parliament. Since the relevant Bill for entry of foreign educational institutions is pending before parliament, this would be a clear case of bypassing parliament and is contempt of parliament.

 

The CPI(M) warns the minister against any such move. On the contrary those foreign owned institutions operating in India in violation of the law must be proceeded against and steps taken to prevent any further violations.