Govt. likely to table Bill on Madarsa Board in next Parliament session: Arjun Singh

January 21st, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Allahabad, Jan.21 (ANI): Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Arjun Singh, on Thursday said that the government is contemplating to introduce a Bill on Central Madarsa Board in the next Parliament session.
“We are planning to bring the bill on Madarsa Board in the next session of Parliament”, Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh told mediapersons here.
The attempt is part of governments attempt to standardise Madarsa education system in the country. The move to set up a Central Madarsa Board was initiated following the National Commission for Minorities Educations recommendation made in April, 2007.
Singh, however, tried to evade a query seeking his view on the Vice-President Hamid Ansari’’s statement suggesting a need to enact a new law on the lines of SC/ST Act to prevent atrocities against the minorities.
Its his suggestion, Singh remarked.
Addressing the gathering earlier at a function held at the Nehru Gram Bharti Viswavidyalaya, a university set up with the aim of imparting education to rural youth, at Kotwa Jamunipur near Allahabad, the Union Minister Singh said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was committed to provide the “best education in the world possible on our own soil”.
“With this aim in mind, we plan to spend Rs 90,000 crore on higher education alone in the 11th five-year-plan. During this period we wish to set up 16 central universities, eight IITs, seven IIMs and several IIITs and NITs. Our aim is also to ensure that every state in the country gets at least one central university,” Singh informed. (ANI)

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