HRD Ministry Proposes to Offer Digital Services to 4 Crore High School Students in Next 5 Years

Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry proposes to provide digital devices for students. Additionally, the services will provide 4 crore students some satisfaction. The same will provide service to high school students in next 5 years.

Additionally, HRD Ministry announces this projection in a presentation to 15th Finance Commission. Moreover, Commission called the meeting to discuss education is times of pandemic.

HRD seeks Rs 60,900 crore for giving laptops to college students ...

The pandemic forced a digital divide in education. Henceforth, HRD Ministry bring into idea of spending Rs.60,000 crore in education in next 5 years in order to provide high school students with digital services.

Furthermore, the ministry also proposes to provide devices such as laptops and mobile phones to college and university students. Moreover, the other devices include TV sets and computer tabs. The same will help 40% of students studying in different universities and colleges. These facilities can be implemented by 2025-26.

The ministry assumes expenditure of Rs.15000 for every single device. Of the total budget of Rs.60,000 crore, share of central government may be Rs.36,473 crore over next 5 years. The remaining amount will to be made by the state governments. The same is according to the announcements made in the presentation by the ministry.

Additionally, the government also looks to create funds for online learning. The fund is to create more online content in improved methods. Additional amount of Rs.2,306 crore is  for developing courses for the educational channel of the HRD ministry and for platform of MOOC till 2025-26.

Related: https://www.dutimes.com/hrd-ministry-meeting-online-education-digital-divide-reopening-schools-mulled-upon/