Odisha cabinet approves XIM proposal to set up University
The Odisha government today decided to approve the proposal given by Xavier Institute of Management to set up a private university in the state.
The state cabinet under Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik decided to move a bill in the coming Assembly session for the setting up of the university.
Briefing newspersons after the Cabinet meeting, Chief Secretary B K Patnaik said the institute had already acquired 35 acres of land near Khurda to set up the University.
The proposed university would have disciplines like--Management, Engineering, Social Science, Banking, Vocational Education and Training, Tribal Developmental studies and Law.
The proposed university would reserve 33 per cent of its seats for the students of Odisha, Mr Patnaik said.
The cabinet also approved the proposal of the Sahayog Health Care and Research Foundation to set up a private Medical College at Keonjhar.
The government, the Chief Secretary said, decided to provide 20 acres of land free of cost to the Foundation to set up the medical college.
In another decision, the government decided to frame rules under the Odisha Biological Diversity Act to protect the environment.
Though the Act was passed in 2002 Rules had not yet been framed under the Act.
As per the Act Odisha Bio Diversity Board would be formed at the state level and diverssity management committees would be formed at the Zilla Parishad, Muncipal, Block and Gram Panchayat level to conserve the biodiversity.
In yet another decision, Cabinet decided to reduce the upper age and experience limit of Advocates for consideration for the recruitment of Public Prosecutors(PP) and Additional Public Prosecutors(APP).
The government reduced the upper age limit for recruitment of PPs and APPs from earlier 45 to 40 years.
Similarly, the experience required for the recruitment of PP was brought down to 10 years from earlier 20 and for APP it was reduced to seven years from earlier 15 years.