Lok Sabha has taken up the demands for grants under the control of the Ministry of Education for 2021-22 for discussion. Initiating the discussion, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that education is not a priority of this government as budgetary allocations for several educational schemes have been reduced which will hamper the quality and affordability of education.
Raising the issue of digital divide during the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr. Tharoor said, online education in its current form is exclusionary and discriminatory. He stressed on the need to bridge the digital divide gap by allocating more funds on key educational schemes. However, he welcomed the government’s decision to bring a new National Education Policy.
BJP MP Sanjay Jaiswal said that budgetary allocations have been increased manifold during the NDA regime in the education sector. He appreciated the new National Education Policy saying that it will bring revolutionary changes in the education system. Discussion is underway.
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