BJP blames UPA Govt. of sidelining States on education

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New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): The UPA Government's plans to bring educational reforms drew flak from Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday which charged the Government of not taking States into confidence in the matter despite education falling in the concurrent list.enior BJP leader and former Union Human Resource Minister in the National Democratic Alliance Government, Murli Manohar Joshi, blamed the new HRD minister Kapil Sibal for not consulting the State Governments on the subject matter.

"The HRD Minister is well-versed with law. He should know that there is a way to bring amendments in the education system, that has been blatantly defied," said Murli Manohar Joshi saihere.

Sibal recently stated that foreign educational academies and institutions would be allowed to function in India on a wider scale.

Proposing sweeping reforms in the sector, Sibal said that the class X board examinations would be done away with unless the student opts for higher studies.

He also proposed to revamp the system of granting marks in the examinations by changing it to grading instead of giving marks to the students.

Earlier on Wednesday (June 24) Sibal had said that it would be his endeavour to implement the recommendations of the Committee on Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education chaired by Prof. Yashpal within 100 days of the new government in the office. (ANI)

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