In a major instance where a former Prime Minister's name get dropped from a leading educational institution, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill 2007 has dropped the name of former PM Rajiv Gandhi from IIM Shillong's name.
In a major instance where a former Prime Minister’s name get dropped from a leading educational institution, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill 2007 has dropped the name of former PM Rajiv Gandhi from IIM Shillong’s name. In a recently introduced Bill in the Lok Sabha, Rajiv Gandhi’s name, which was there in the original draft of the Bill passed in 2014, has been dropped in the new bill approved by the Cabinet.
According to a report by DNA, the bill proposes to change the name of the institution from ‘Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management’ to ‘Indian Institute of Management’. The Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday states the name of the educational institution, registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, will be changed.
Days back, state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has quietly changed the name of its newly built corporate office to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Urja Bhawan after rescinding the name Rajiv Gandhi Urja Bhawan given to it by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh nine years back. Singh had on August 20, 2007 laid the foundation stone of the swanky but green-building of ONGC at Vasant Kunj here. At the foundation laying ceremony held on the birth anniversary of late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, which was also attended by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, the building was named Rajiv Gandhi Urja Bhawan.
Reached for comments, ONGC in an emailed response said: “The decision to change the name of the building was taken after it was made Registered Office of the company and the offices situated in Delhi besides company secretariat were shifted to it including that of ONGC Videsh Ltd.”