New Delhi: Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan has lauded the Union Budget 2022 as being inclusive, forward looking and aspirational, laying foundation for the Amrit Kaal of the next 25 years.
Education Minister hailed the record budgetary allocation to Ministry of Education of Rs. 104277.72 cr in the FY 2022-23, official press release said.
The budgetary allocation witnessed the jump of 11.86% which is 11053.41 cr from FY 2021-22, he added.
Expressing his gratitude to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, he said that the Budget has made several direct interventions like announcing the setting up of a Digital University, allowing foreign universities to run courses in GIFT City, launch of DESH-Stack e-portal and aligning Skill Qualification Framework with industry requirements.
These interventions will improve and strengthen the education and skilling ecosystems in the country.
Dharmendra Pradhan highlighted the efforts of the Ministry to universalize quality education which will gain strength with the setting up of a Digital University and expansion of One Class-One TV Channel programme of PM e-VIDYA from 12 to 200 TV channels.