Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has requested Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to release the centre’s share for setting up of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Lucknow. He also requested the Prime Minister to appoint the Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Institute, so that the work to set up the Institute gains momentum.
In a letter to the Prime Minister with regards to this, the Chief Minister has informed that the State Government was establishing IIIT on PPP mode, as per guidelines of Government of India to provide quality technical education in the state. Mr. Yadav further wrote in the letter that the Institute will cost around Rs 128 crore, of which 50 per cent is to be borne by the Union Government.
The State Government has already released Rs 20.18 crore of the state’s share while a request for central share has been made in the past too. The Chief Minister has also underlined in his letter that according to the Memorandum of Association of the Institute, the first Board is to be established by the Union Government in consultation with the State Government and the Industry Partner.
With regards to this, the letter of the Chief Minister further states, the State Government has already sent a panel of three names for the post of Chairman, Board of Governors.