Expectations from the new Government - Education sector

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The 16th Lok Sabha polls saw an unprecedented 10 crore first-time voters – emphasizing the young demography and the dividend it can pay. The new government should focus on increasing quality of education and training and create employment opportunities.

Setting up a dedicated ministry for skills becomes very relevant in 21st century where as a nation India is poised to be home of largest youngest population in the world. This would lead to greater accountability in terms of creating skill ecosystem, streamlining of multiple skill-development and training initiatives by various government ministries and a far more coherent approach.

Increasing education spend to 6% of GDP is a long due demand and the new government should endeavor to build consensus on that. Higher allocation would mean better academic infrastructure, inviting best talent, increased focus on research & development and lessening industry academia gap. Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) is a welcome initiative by previous government and new government should focus on strengthening it further.

Other key initiatives could be- vocationalization of school curriculum, stronger implementation of RTE and transparent and effective spending of SSA funds, effective roll-out of RMSA, introduction of foreign education bill, modernization of ITI’s and strengthening of NSDC, NSDA and State Skill Missions.

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Expectations from the new Government - Education sector

  1. 1. 1 Barboza, Melvin Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:12 AM Subject: Expectations from the new Government - Education sector Expectations from the new Government – Education sector 16 May 2014 The 16th Lok Sabha polls saw an unprecedented 10 crore first-time voters – emphasizing the young demography and the dividend it can pay. The new government should focus on increasing quality of education and training and create employment opportunities. Setting up a dedicated ministry for skills becomes very relevant in 21st century where as a nation India is poised to be home of largest youngest population in the world. This would lead to greater accountability in terms of creating skill ecosystem, streamlining of multiple skill- development and training initiatives by various government ministries and a far more coherent approach. Increasing education spend to 6% of GDP is a long due demand and the new government should endeavor to build consensus on that. Higher allocation would mean better academic infrastructure, inviting best talent, increased focus on research & development and lessening industry academia gap. Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) is a welcome initiative by previous government and new government should focus on strengthening it further. Other key initiatives could be- vocationalization of school curriculum, stronger implementation of RTE and transparent and effective spending of SSA funds, effective roll-out of RMSA, introduction of foreign education bill, modernization of ITI’s and strengthening of NSDC, NSDA and State Skill Missions. © 2014 KPMG, an Indian Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved. Narayanan Ramaswamy Head - Education Practice KPMG in India

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