New Delhi: Even after much hue and cry over reforms in the education system of the country, no concrete steps have been taken so far by the government in this regard. The condition can be gauged from the fact that nearly half a dozen Bill related to reforms in Education sector are pending in the Parliament for want of its approval.
 
Several other proposed Education Bills are yet to be tabled in the Parliament.
Besides the approval of Foreign Education Institution (Regulation of Entry and Operation) Bill in the year 2010, Parliament Standing Committee has only examined bills those with amendments and has given their recommendation over it. According to sources, the committee has referred only Higher Education Institute (amendment) Bill, Copy Right (amendment) Bill, Technology Institute (amendment) Bill and Architect (amendment) Bill for approval.

Moreover, it seems there won’t be any education reform this year, as the chances of proposed bills to get addressed and approved in the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament are very dim.

However, it is expected that the National Education Tribunal Bill, which faced strong opposition during the last session of Rajya Sabha, would be cleared in the coming session. Few other education bills with amendments like Right to Education Bill and National Technology Institute Bill are also likely to be passed in the monsoon session.
Proposed bills related to National Higher Education and Research Commission Bill, Digitalisation of Education Identity Cards and Innovative University are lying in a negligent state and are not yet to be presented in the Parliament for approval.

JPN/Bureau