Kerala government will soon introduce amendments in the Kerala Higher Education Council Act-2007 with the main aim of reconstituting the Higher Education Council (HEC). According to the official statement, after the amendments are introduced advisory boards will come under the HEC instead of advisory council.
The amendments to be made are based on the recommendations of a commission, which is headed by educationist Rajan Gurukkal. Guidelines from the Union Human Resource Development Ministry are also being considered before introducing any significant changes.
Ayurveda hospitals to be built
The cabinet has also decided to bring four new Ayurveda hospitals one each in Karukulam in Thiruvananthapuram district, Ramangari in Alappuzha district, Pallivasal in Idukki district and Manjaloor in Ernakulam district.
Women and children welfare department to be separate
A completely separate department will also be constituted by the cabinet for the purpose of welfare of women and children. The department was promised by the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF in the election manifesto. The cabinet will create the new department by dividing the social welfare department whose main aim will be to protect the rights of women and children and to bring gender equality.