New Delhi, Jan 18 : Turing out to be a new stage for faceoff Lt Governor Anil Baijal has rejected the Subhash Institute of Technology Bill tabled in the assembly of Delhi. He further asked for reconsideration for the same.
In June 2015 Delhi’s AAP government had passed NSIT bill (amendment). After passing the Bill, the House had sent it to Ministry of Home Affairs for approval. At present, Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology is affiliated to Delhi University.
Informing about the decision in the house Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said, "Lt Governor returned Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology Bill, asking for its reconsideration”
While tabling the NSIT Bill in June on floor of the House, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds education portfolio, had said, "Making NSIT a university will cater to thousands of students. At present, there are 3,400 seats in NSIT, but once it becomes a university, there will be 12,000 seats in 4-5 years."
DU Executive Council member A K Bhagi and DU Teachers' Association president Nandita Narain had opposed the idea when the AAP government tabled the bill in Delhi Assembly.
Recently, Baijal had returned the file on Delhi government's ambitious proposal to slash fares of DTC and Cluster buses by 75 per cent, asking the city administration to reconsider it.