Map for autonomous bodies: FTII to be corporatised, IIMC part of JNU or Jamia

The review of autonomous bodies, starting with those constituted under the Societies Registration Act, commenced in January this year and the first phase covered 114 bodies across seven ministries/departments.

Written by Ritu Sarin | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2017 7:38 am
FTII, IIMC, jamia, IIMC merger, Jamia Millia Islamia, autonomous bodies, Societies Registration Act, NITI Aayogm FTII corporatisation, HRD Ministry, prakash javadekar, indian express news, india news, education news Officials in the PMO told The Indian Express that the “corporatisation” of the three listed bodies could translate into them becoming independent companies or a special purpose vehicle (SPV) could possibly be formed shortly to take over their functioning.

The government plans “corporatisation” of three important institutes — the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute and the Delhi Public Library — and the merger of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) with either the Jawaharlal Nehru University or the Jamia Millia Islamia as part of the first phase of its review of 679 existing autonomous bodies.

The review of autonomous bodies, starting with those constituted under the Societies Registration Act, commenced in January this year and the first phase covered 114 bodies across seven ministries/departments. At the end, 42 — almost one-third — have been listed for “reduction” by being wound up entirely or being merged with other entities, or being reorganised under a common umbrella or being corporatised.

The review, being spearheaded by officials of the NITI Aayog and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), picked for the first phase ministries/departments which have a high number of autonomous bodies with high quantum of central assistance.

Officials in the PMO told The Indian Express that the “corporatisation” of the three listed bodies could translate into them becoming independent companies or a special purpose vehicle (SPV) could possibly be formed shortly to take over their functioning.

Put together, 679 autonomous bodies spread across 68 ministries/departments have received central assistance of Rs 72,206 crore in the 2017-18 annual budget and that scores had issues of overlapping functions and definitional problems.

Of the 42 which are set to be “reduced”, there are 24 (under the Societies Registration Act) which will now be clubbed under a common umbrella. Of the rest, 11 autonomous bodies will be merged with other entities; four will be closed down and three will be up for a corporate makeover.

Key recommendations of the review committee include:

* The Indian Council of Historical Research; The Indian Council of Philosophical Research and the Indian Council of Social Science Research — all under the Ministry of Human Resource Development — have been listed for either being clubbed under the ICSSR umbrella or merger with JNU.

* Other bodies under the HRD Ministry — the National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language, New Delhi will be merged with the Regional Centres of the CIIL (Central Institute of Indian Languages), Mysore or the University.

* The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, New Delhi will be merged with either the Jamia Millia Islamia or with MANU (Maulana Azad National Urdu University).

* The Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies is proposed to be merged with the Asiatic Society or “any other university”.

* On the list for review of autonomous bodies under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the Children’s Film Society of India is set to be merged with the Films Division which is also under the same ministry.

Later this month, a meeting of the review committee is being scheduled by the NITI Aayog to embark on the second phase of the rejig. It is slated to cover other ministries/departments, also covering the Societies Registration Act, as well as to evolve a new approach for setting up Centres of Excellence and Institutes of Higher Learning.

The third phase will cover all ministries/department and also those autonomous bodies which have been created other than under the Societies Registration Act.

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    Nitin Deolekar
    Jun 14, 2017 at 12:12 pm
    Totally Stop / or at least reduce to Half Scholarships to Elder Students Like Pseudo Secular Kanhaiyya ?? Let them earn Learn !! ISIS Terrorist are also growing now in India, may be due to Dirty Nehru-Ambedkar Laws Like No Common Civil Code?? After Gifting Best Lands of Pak Bangla to Muslims as per their demands rest India Lands are mainly for Hindu 0.7 Buddha. But Pseudo Secular hi-Nehru Allowed Muslims to stay here? That has created all such serious problems for Hindus even in India Today!! in 1947 Hindu Population in Pak was 27 Bangladesh was 30 . Now not even 5 Hindu remained there. Better Change Dirty Laws Done by pseudo secular Nehru-Ambedkar like No Common civil code? Else till then cancel Hindu 1-wife Act Law done by Buddha Ambedkar. Revert Mr.Ambedkar Laws. Allow 2-shadi written Talak for Hindu. And force China 1-child Law to Muslim brothers for next 70 years. That shall help Muslims to prosper like China! Stop Education in Madrassah, teach muslims Hindu in common
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      Vivek
      Jun 14, 2017 at 4:02 pm
      Ask your mother for amendiang laws made to protect her rights. Oops sorry you cant have mother you was born in test tube in laboratory of RSS. How funny these bhakts cry a river for Bharat Mata and deny equal rights for women.
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        Shyamal Ganguly
        Jun 14, 2017 at 4:53 pm
        Hindus have granted equal rights to women. Indian Muslims are behind in this. Convince them.
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          yoginath
          Jun 14, 2017 at 11:51 pm
          Chirkut Shyamal Ganguly ko ye bhee nahee pataa euqal right kise kahte hai, Pehle Mathura vrundavan mai aake dekh kaise teree maa bahen ko rakhaa jaataa hai
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        Ashish Biswas
        Jun 14, 2017 at 12:10 pm
        Very innovative.Good work by the Central Government. Expect to see more innovative minds at work.
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          blackpower
          Jun 14, 2017 at 10:40 am
          not just corporatisation, but saffronisation of these intsitutes - we all know the kind of 'intellectuals' that the RSS /BJP possess - starting with the holy cow hoo haw
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            Vivek
            Jun 14, 2017 at 8:17 am
            Bhakts if Govt kills sovereignty these ins utions then according to the need public funded ins utions will be formed. And we secular intellectuals dont lack of teachers.
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              Vnk
              Jun 14, 2017 at 8:30 am
              Leftists have enjo and captured all ins utions at govt cost so far. They have formed s coterie to prevent entry of other ideas. They are all anti Hindu communal goondas
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                Vivek
                Jun 14, 2017 at 9:12 am
                We don't oppose hindu what we oppose is "blind bhakt" ideology, specially paid bhakts.
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                  Vivek
                  Jun 14, 2017 at 9:26 am
                  Also diverse hindu ideology cannot be fit and handle by RSS activist small brain. It requires great mind like smamy Vivekanand.
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                  Yashwant Singh
                  Jun 14, 2017 at 10:34 am
                  Individuals are not supposed to be secular . It is state which should be secular as per the Cons ution and not any individual-not even the president, Prime Minister Judges or any body. The concept of secularism has been polutesd like thugs like ou, Nehru, Gandhi and numerous others.
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                  Vnk
                  Jun 14, 2017 at 7:51 am
                  Islamic and communist hardliners and their terrorists are the biggest threat to India.
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                    Padmakar Godse
                    Jun 14, 2017 at 7:16 am
                    Do whatever you want, it is the Ftii and jnu students who are going to run this country. Illiterate people like Modi Ji and even greater illiterates like so called engineers (bonded labour) have shown their absolute uselessness in past years.
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                      santosh
                      Jun 14, 2017 at 8:23 am
                      I fear the day FTII students, who take 7 years to complete a 3 year course, run the country. The JNU students who would advocate, following the expert guidance of their teachers, violent methods to progress the country. We should look forward to a third wave of terrorism- after islamists and hindutva now
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                        Sampit
                        Jun 14, 2017 at 8:31 am
                        Bhai, Ftii wins most.of the international.awards for films made by it's students? What did you do inspite of clearing your degree "on time". Heh.
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                          santosh
                          Jun 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm
                          Well, I am entrepreneur who runs a heathcare company and also teach in Oxford and some of the Ivy League universities in US. Not very bad considering I did not go to FTII or JNU! Think about this – How many Oscars and emmy’s have we won since independence – conspiring we are 20 of world population, we should win 20 of it just to remain average. This, I hope, explain where FTII stand!
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                        Paul
                        Jun 14, 2017 at 6:53 am
                        Great move. Modi Jee now start privatization of money losing bodies under the government including air India.
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                          one_genuine
                          Jun 14, 2017 at 7:15 am
                          Agreed.
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                          bitterhoney
                          Jun 14, 2017 at 4:39 am
                          BJP is bent upon ruining all ins utions which impart free thinking. India will no more be India, it will become Hindu Rashtra.
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                            Lovely
                            Jun 14, 2017 at 5:21 am
                            Hindu rastra means Ram Rajya ? Why you are weeping.?
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                              blackpower
                              Jun 14, 2017 at 9:23 am
                              run by hinudtva hoolidgans, saffronites, vigilantes, ie lumpenproleteriats
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                              Ram
                              Jun 14, 2017 at 7:15 am
                              'free thinking' by islamists and marxists? Really? Ask hundreds of millions of victims of these two totalitarian evil ideologies! No need to allow 'free' growth and nurturing these in places like JNU using hard working tax payers money!
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                                Bird
                                Jun 14, 2017 at 11:37 am
                                Islam is not necessarily about free thinking. Neither is Marxism or even Hinduism (whatever that is). But SECULARISM is. Dumbass.
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