By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangalore: Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) is a Central University in Lucknow 226025 Accredited 'A' Grade by NAAC in 2015,in Uttar Pradesh. The university is named after Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution. Even then Karnataka state higher education Minister has reportedly proposed that Central University of Karnataka (CUK) be named after Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar despite already a central university in UP is already named after Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar out 46 central universities .Public is demanding that Central University of Karnataka (CUK) be named after saint Basaweshwara.
I have asked PIO CUK to provide me the information and reasons under section 4(I) RTI Act for not adopting UGC (Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through SWAYAM) Regulation, 2016 (https://swayam.gov.in/Home) for students of CUKand providing high quality 4 GWIFI in campus free of cost and providing free laptops to SC ST and EWS students in campus as The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley while presenting the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament reportedly said that the Government proposes to leverage information technology and launch SWAYAM Platform with at least 350 online courses. In his Budget Speech, the Finance Minister said this will enable students to virtually attend the courses taught by the best faculty; access high quality reading resources, participate in discussion forums; take tests and earn academic grades. Access to SWAYAM would be widened by linkage with DTH channels, dedicated to education. This information and reasons need to be provided to me as per Guide on RTIto Information Act 2005 published by the Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training (available here :http://rti.gov.in/RTICorner/Guideonrti.pdf) on page 12 and Para 9, following is stated: Providing Reasons for Decisions: The public authorities take various administrative and quasi-judicial decisions which affect the interests of certain persons. It is mandatory for the concerned public authority to provide reasons for such decisions to the affected persons. It may be done by using appropriate mode of communication .Attention is also invited towards the thread 'affected person ' under rti act.In fact, it can be said that "Affected" refers back to an action. The"Affected Persons" are the ones who are affected by that action. The reasons need to be given to affected person and copy of that can be given to me under 2 f of RTI Act. The CUKoffice is THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY under obligation to provide information "PUBLICLY” under section 4(1) (a) (b) (c) (d).
Public has waited more than enough thinking that it will withdraw Deene Circular and issue a comprehensive circular encompassing ten portraits and solve the problem. But this is not happening .Then a PIL will be filed against the CUK for violating section 7 of CUK Act . The demand is made from several quarters that Central University of Karnataka (CUK) AT Kalburgi should take all sections of society along and issue a Fresh circular for portraits for inclusion of the incumbent President, Swami Vivekananda , Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, great Sufi saint Khwaja Bande Nawaz. , saint Basaweshwara , Dr , B.R. Ambedkar and incumbent Vice Chancellor and Pro Vice Chancellor and Chancellor in CUK .Central University of Karnataka (CUK) AT Kalburgi cannot ill offer to display only one portrait of one National leader as proposed and implemented by Dr Deene of CUK leaving all others .Protocol of Portrait Display is very important. Dr Deene Circular violates section 7 of Central University Act as University is open to all caste, creed, race or class and cannot force one belief on others.University cannot ill offer to display only one portrait of one leader as proposed leaving all others. An illegal circular was issued by Dr Deene on authorization of VC which is about only one portrait of one national leader as proposed and leaving all others as University has to take along all sections of society creed and religion and cannot ill offered to display only one portrait of one leader as proposed leaving all others so this Circular violates section 7 of Central University Act as University is open to all caste, creed, race or class and cannot force one belief on others. Protocol of Portrait Display is very important. Diversity in language, culture, belief, tradition, knowledge-systems and way of life, which mark the inclusive secular character of this country and make it unique in the whole world, has to be reflected in the University curricula and in all its academic and research activities including display of portraits. University cannot ill offer to display only one portrait of one leader as proposed leaving all others. A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.The doorway to South India, Kalburgi is a miraculous gift the land of Karnataka embraces. Drawing the quality of 'Unity in Diversity' from the homeland country India, Kalburgi carries the legacy of rich cultural heritage imbibed in its fine arts, music and dance forms, people and cuisines. The attribute of being a cosmopolitan city, Kalburgi mirrors confluence of all the diverse cultures nourishing within its boundaries. The residents of the city living in sheer harmony with each other confirm that the varied culture exists, but not at the cost of peace and tranquility of Kalburgi. The festivals colour Kalburgi in the fun and fervour of the celebrations. A number of monuments silently express the glorious history of the city they witnessed, the traditional art forms they preserved and continued to keep it alive. The spirit of Kalburgi, vibrant culture and reminiscent traditions all make the city wonderful and tremendously important as a part of Indian heritage.