On June 19, 2010, the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) mulled and endorsed setting up of the proposed National Commission for Higher Education and Research (NCHER) as an apex/ regulatory body. This body is to be entrusted with framing policy, and to bring within its ambit, medical education and other disciplines of higher education and research.
There is a turf war going on between the HRD Ministry and other Ministries over bringing all disciplines of higher education within the purview of NCHER. Another proposal on National Academic Depository Bill 2010, for the creation and maintenance of a national electronic database of academic records and awards, also received a 'yes' at the meeting. On implementation of the Right to Education, the states expressed some practical problems and demanded that the Centre share at least 90 % of the cost.
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