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NITI Aayog’s ‘Three Year Action Agenda’

A closer scrutiny of the NITI Aayog’s “Three Year Action Agenda” for education and skill development agenda makes it appear a mere technical exercise towards developing a set of unfounded strategies. The overemphasis on learning outcomes, obsession with technical education, and preference for skills over basic education have missed the broader and more meaningful vision of inclusive quality education.

Education Budget Lacks Imagination

The education budget for 2017–18 lacks imagination. There is a systematic defunding of important services and a renewed focus on tertiary educational institutions by the central government. The centre’s share of financing the education sector has decreased, placing the burden of implementation and funding on state governments. Further, promises made last year found no mention in this year’s budget which speaks volumes for the government’s educational development strategy.
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