Bill soon on raising NIDs status as 'Institutions of National Importance'

The government will bring an amendment Bill to declare the new NIDs 'Institutions of National Importance' (INIs) on a par with the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the introduction of a Bill in Parliament for amending the NID Act, 2014 to include NID, Amaravati/Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh; NID, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; NID, Jorhat, Assam; and NID, Kurukshetra, Haryana and declare them INIs.

"Some minor amendments to the Act, including consequential amendments considered necessary namely, to re-name NID Vijayawada as NID Amaravati and nomenclature of Principal Designer as equivalent to Professor are also proposed in the Bill," Ministry of Commerce and Industry said in a statement.

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