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59782 New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday made it clear that autonomy  of the Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) will not be compromised under the  proposed IIM draft bill.

“For the first time, the IIMs were asked to prepare the draft of the bill themselves. The  bill was later put in the public domain inviting suggestions from all stakeholders,” she  told media persons after a meeting with Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore)  chairman Kiran Mazumdar.

Irani also said the IIMs were not aware of the fact that the under the new bill the president of India will their visitor and it was believed that all the high-level appointments at the IIMs would be approved by the president.

Shaw said: “I am extremely glad that the government has addressed all our concerns in the new bill with regard to autonomy of IIMs.”

“Other IIMs having almost similar concerns must be happy with the new bill,” she told media persons.

Shaw also tweeted: “Had a fruitful mtg with @HRDMinistry to discuss n resolve issues around autonomy n accountability of IIM Bill – I’m satisfied @smritiirani.”

V.S. Oberoi, secretary, higher education in the HRD ministry, said: “The government will ensure that the character of IIMs as the institute of national importance will be maintained and there will be no compromise on their autonomy.”

The bill is likely to be tabled in parliament in the next session.

(IANS)

 

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Irani also said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the National Democratic Alliance-government was the first in the country, which not only set targets but also achieve it before the deadline

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Under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, more than 70 lakh women have undergone screening for breast cancer, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani said on Saturday.

Irani was in Goa to launch a new health kit, launched by the Goa government’s Women and Child Ministry, which will help diagnose breast cancer and other medical ailments in association with Anganwadi workers.

“70 lakh women have screened for breast cancer through Ayushman Bharat scheme,” Irani said, adding that 30 lakh women across India have been screened for cervical cancer under the national universal health care scheme.

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Breast cancer survival rates are rising as screening and treatment improve. Pixabay

Irani also said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the National Democratic Alliance-government was the first in the country, which not only set targets but also achieve it before the deadline.

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“No one had thought that there would be a government at the Centre which will not just announce schemes, but will also achieve targets ahead of the deadline of 2020. Take the Ujjwala Yojana for example for which the target was providing free gas cylinders for five crore women. I am happy that today when we see Ujwala Yojana numbers, in just three years eight crore poor women have got clean fuel,” Irani also said. (IANS)