he Punjab Cabinet on Thursday decided to regulate the charges of private health sciences universities so that students don’t have to pay an exorbitant fee.
The cabinet, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, gave the approval to amend the Punjab Private Health Sciences Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission, Fixation of Fee and Making of Reservation) Act, 2006, by promulgating an Ordinance.
The cabinet approved the amendment in the 2006 Act in order to bring private health sciences universities under its purview. With this, the fee fixed by the state government would be applicable to private universities also.
According to an officials statement, the decision was taken in pursuance of the recommendations of a cabinet sub-committee constituted in June this year.
The cabinet sub-committee, comprising then health minister Brahm Mohindra, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, and Higher and Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, had made the recommendations. – India Today