Kolkata: With an intention to free education from political control, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will table the University Amendment Bill in the Assembly on Friday.

Earlier, the state government had issued an Ordinance in this regard. The Ordinance was sent to Governor MK Narayanan for his approval.

According to Rajbhavan sources, the Governor has found some discrepancies in the provisions of Ordinance and the Amendment Bill. He is learnt to have returned the bill to the government for corrections.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Partha Chatterjee, has assured the Governor of rectifying the errors in the bill according to the ordinance.

It is said that in the Ordinance, the Vice-Chancellors were given greater say in the appointments of university teachers, but in the bill their powers were curtailed.

The CPM had staunchly opposed the issuance of Ordinance. Now that the Governor has asked the state government to correct the errors in the proposed bill, it has got enough ammunition to hit at the Mamata government on the issue.

A CPM legislator said that his party is studying the bill and the Leader of the Opposition in state assembly, Suryakant Mishra, will soon make the party’s stand clear on the issue.

JPN/Bureau