The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the introduction of the School of Planning and Architecture Bill, 2014 in Parliament to bring all three Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs) in the country within its ambit.
The Bill would adhere to Government policies on reservations from time to time. The proposed Act will empower these Schools to award degrees through an Act of Parliament.
This would enable the School of Planning and Architecture to become centres of excellence like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and help fulfill the need of the country for quality manpower in the field of architecture and planning.
All the money spent from public exchequer will be accounted for and audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. The annual report and audited accounts of each SPA will be placed before Parliament.