Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource stressed that education shouldn’t be commercialized and stated that it is the shared responsibility of the Centre as well as State Governments to ensure smooth education progress. The following information has been given by her in Rajya Sabha.
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 has been enacted which envisages significant reforms in the Elementary Education sector specially with reference to admission, attendance and completion of elementary education by all children in schools which conform to specified norms and standards.
In order to encourage students of SC/ST communities for pursuing higher education, Government has already introduced scholarship programmes for them to supplement the cost of education. In addition, Government has already introduced a scheme for Interest Subsidy on Education Loans to enable economically weaker section students for pursuing higher professional education.
Source: Press Information Bureau
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