The Jagan government has taken yet another major decision in Andhra Pradesh, by deciding to abolish all aided colleges in the state. Aided colleges are private colleges, that are run based on the funds provided by the state government. Even the lecturers who teach in these colleges are paid salaries by the state government but are not treated as regular government teachers.
In the cabinet meeting that was held on Tuesday, a decision was taken where it was decided that there wouldn’t be any more aided colleges in the state and that all aided colleges should either be run privately or be handed over to the Andhra Pradesh government.
An official note also stated that in case any college wishes to go private, it should hand over to the government all the aided lecturers working in the institution, who would then be used to fill up the various vacancies in different government institutions. The note also stated that the names of the colleges wouldn’t be changed, if they were handed over to the government, to be run by the government.
The cabinet also decided that all private universities should compulsorily allot 35% of their seats under the convenor quota so that more poor people would be able to study in those institutions. Apart from this, the state government has also decided to introduce the CBSE syllabus in every school in the state, by 2024-25, and has already made the necessary agreements with the CBSE board.