Education Budget 2024 Live Updates: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the interim budget today. Students, unemployed youth and employed youth are eagerly waiting for what the education sector will get in the election budget, what announcements will be made regarding new engineering and medical colleges, employment and jobs. The interim budget presented before the Lok Sabha elections is an opportunity for the party in power to attract voters through populist schemes. Therefore a lot is being expected from it. In the last few years, many changes have taken place in the field of education due to the New Education Policy 2020. In such a situation, it has to be seen what is special for the education sector in Budget 2023.
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10:00 AM : In the year 2023, the Education Ministry was allocated a budget of Rs 1,12,899 crore, an increase of 13 percent. This was 2.9% of the government’s total estimated expenditure for FY 2024. In this budget, a huge amount (Rs 37,453 crore) was allocated for the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.
09:50 AM : In the last budget, it was also announced to recruit more than 38,000 teachers for Eklavya schools. After this, recruitment was done for about 12 thousand posts in Eklavya schools in 2023, the result of which has come.
09:30 AM : Last year, Rs 68,805 crore was allocated for school education, which is 16.5% more than the revised estimates for FY 2023. Additionally, a provision of Rs 44,095 crore was made for higher education, which is 8% more than the revised estimates for FY 2023.
Bill may be presented in Parliament on Monday to deal with irregularities in competitive examinations
The government may introduce a new bill in Parliament next week to strictly deal with malpractices and irregularities in competitive examinations. Sources gave this information. Sources said that the bill may have a provision for a maximum jail term of up to 10 years and a fine of up to Rs 1 crore for this offence.
The Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024 is likely to be introduced in Parliament on Monday, but a final decision has not been taken yet, sources said. The Union Cabinet had recently approved this bill.
He said that the proposed bill will not target students, rather there is a provision for action against those found involved in organized crime, mafia and collusion. The Bill also proposes a high-level technical committee, which will make recommendations to make the examination process through computers more secure. This will be a central law and will also cover joint entrance examinations and examinations for admission to central universities.
Earlier, while addressing the joint meeting of both the houses of Parliament on the beginning of the budget session, President Draupadi Murmu said that the government is aware of the concerns of the youth regarding irregularities in the examinations. He said, “It has been decided to make a new law to bring strictness in this direction.” Sources said that leaking of exam papers has become a nationwide problem, hence the need to bring the first central law of its kind was felt. Went. Some states like Gujarat have brought their own laws to deal with this problem.
Last year, after the leak of exam papers, other exams including teacher recruitment exam in Rajasthan, Common Eligibility Test (CET) for Group-D posts in Haryana, recruitment exam for junior clerks in Gujarat and constable recruitment exam in Bihar were cancelled. .