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Cabinet nod to Sanskrit Varsity Bill

Cabinet nod to Sanskrit Varsity Bill

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Central Sanskrit Universities Bill 2019. which will be brought in the Parliament.

While announcing the Cabinet decisions, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that three Sanskrit deemed to be universities which are currently functioning in the country will be converted into central universities.

The government has cleared the decks for converting Delhi-based Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth and Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth in Tirupati into central universities.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has drafted a bill to convert the three Sanskrit institutions into central universities.

"The Cabinet has approved the Central Sanskrit Universities Bill for converting three Sanskrit deemed-to-be-universities into central universities," Javadekar told reporters after the meeting.

The Union Minister said that the Bill will be introduced in Parliament for its approval.

Javadekar , however, did not share any further details, saying that details would come with the introduction of the Bill in Parliament.

Sanskrit scholars and academia had since long been demanding grant of central university status to the three Sanskrit institutions.

The demands grew louder after the BJP-led NDA came to power at the Centre winning the Lok Sabha elections in 2014.

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