New Delhi:  Seeking to get education related bills passed during the winter session of the Parliament, the Human Resources and Development Minister Kapil Sibal has initiated efforts to  clear roadblocks faced during the last session.

In a pro-active move, the HRD minister is trying to take members of LS and RS into confidence before dozens of pending bills and four new bills are introduced in the forthcoming session.

Ironically, mechanism to make improvement in the education sector of the country has been put to halt as dozen of bills lie pending in Parliament for last few years.

The Education Tribunal Bill has been lying pending since the monsoon session of the Parliament 2010. Though it was successfully passed in the LS, the Congress members in RS strongly condemned the bill that provides speedy resolution on matters related with disputes in higher education institutes.

On a similar note, IIIT-Kanchipuram Bill could not be passed in RS during the last session as leaders of the ruling party raised questions on reservation of faculty members.

Other bills which aim to bring reforms in the education sector still pending include National Academic Depository Bill, amendments in Architecture  and National Technology Institutes including others.

JPN/Bureau