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Lok Sabha passed the Central Sanskrit University Bill 2019

Lok Sabha passed the Central Sanskrit University Bill 2019

The government on 12th December 2019 sought to assure the House that it will strengthen all Indian languages.

Key Points:

  • Once enacted into law, it will convert three existing Sanskrit teaching and research institutions into Central Universities and pave the way for new ones to come up.
  • The three are Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha in Delhi and the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. 
  • All three had been declared “deemed to be universities” and were run by societies.
  • Once the Bill becomes law, the societies will stand dissolved. 
  • The Bill’s provisions will be the government's guide to establish and incorporate universities for teaching and research in Sanskrit and will allow it to develop all-inclusive Sanskrit promotional activities and to provide for matters connected with it.

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