What is the ‘Maharashtra Public University Act, 2016 (Third Amendment) Bill’?


On December 28, 2021, the Maharashtra Legislative Council passed the “Maharashtra Public University Act, 2016 (Third Amendment) Bill”.

The amended act comprises a provision for the “Board of Equal opportunity”.

According to the act, A board of equal opportunity shall be constituted in each University. The board will be responsible for planning, monitoring, guiding, and coordinating several developments and welfare programs, regulations, policies, and schemes for the welfare, development & social protection of students, non-teaching employees and teachers belonging to the weaker sections of the society, minorities, women, and LGBTQIA.

These provisions will be extended to “persons with disabilities for promoting and establishing values of freedom, equal opportunities, secularism, equality, dignity, and social justice.

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