National Defense University Bill introduced in Lok Sabha, Congress opposes
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G.M. Kishan Reddy introduced the National Defense University and National Forensic Sciences University Bills in the Lok Sabha. The National Defense University Bill-2020 proposes to convert Raksha Shakti University into a National Defense University. Raksha Shakti University located in Gandhinagar in Gujarat was a state-level university while National Defense University would be a central institution.
The purpose of this bill is to give the status of an institution of national importance to the National Defense University. Whereas, National Forensic Science University, Gujarat Forensic Science University is proposed to be upgraded in 2020.
In addition, it is also proposed to give the status of an institute of national importance to the National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences, New Delhi-based Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan. Members of Congress opposed the introduction of these two Bills, saying that they have not been given a copy of the Bills.