Budget Expectations for Education Sector
The BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre has taken several initiatives in the education sector and has done much to generate ample job opportunities for the youth of our fast growing nation. But a lot still needs to be done. To further promote the sector, we urge the government to identify more opportunities for better teacher training and for R&D in higher educational institutes, etc in Budget 2019. More funds allocation for training the teachers is the need of the hour, especially with various professional skills as they play a major role in shaping the students' future.
Apart from these, the budget must also look at ways to improve the basic infrastructure of schools, along with setting up of infrastructure for ICT to help the students in receiving engaging and powerful learning content. Also, there is a strong need of passing on the benefits of various student schemes directly to them under DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer). This will plug leaks and will result in more efficiency and effectiveness in the process.'
By: Ms Monica Malhotra Kandhari, MD, MBD Group