The Union Budget has been praised for making education available to everyone by digitizing it. However, many people believe that more could have been done to improve education. Several top academics applauded Nirmala Sitharaman’s release of the Union Budget 2022 on February 1. As part of the budget, the industry praised the PM e-Vidya scheme’s “one class one TV channel” initiative for fostering human capital.
19 March 2022
Palanivel Thiaga Rajan, the Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu, will present his state’s budget for 2022-23 at the House on Friday (March 18). According to him, the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine will create demand shocks and supply disruptions in fiscal year 2022-2023 as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
According to Budget Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan, the revenue shortfall has been reduced by Rs 7,000 crore. According to the revised budget projection for 2021-22, the revenue deficit will be Rs 58,692.68. Experts warn that inflationary pressures may damage the state economy, he says.
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It established a digital university, developed an environment conducive to inter-university interaction, and introduced a number of skill development programs. This represents an increase of 6.6% (Rs 9,000 crore) over the current fiscal year’s budget for the Department of School Education and Literacy. Through upskilling, reskilling, and other learning measures, the government will be able to achieve its long-term goal of increasing youth employability.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently unveiled Budget 2022, which focuses on digital education, job creation, agricultural colleges, and developers’ skill development.
In 2022, the education budget will be Rs 1,04,278 crore, up Rs 11,054 crore from last year. Budget allocations for education for 2021-22 were Rs. 93,223 crores, a 6% decrease from the previous year. An estimated 88,002 crore were revised downward.
The government granted a 11.86 percent increase in general funding to education specialists this year. What else is happening?
63,449.37 crore has been allocated to the Department of School Education and Literacy. A grant of Rs 40810.34 crore (revenue) has been granted to the higher education department. The budget allocation for education in 2021 has been reduced from 93,223 crores to 88,002 crores.
A budget allocation of Rs 127 crore has been reduced from Rs 250 crore in 2021-22 to Rs 127 crore in 2022-23 for teacher and adult education. Additionally, in 2011, the education budget accounted for 11.4% of the entire budget, but in 2016-17 it had fallen to 10.2%. In 2020-21 it will be 10.4%.
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Despite the fact that the National Education Policy and other national policies call for at least 6% of GDP to be invested in education. Education spending, however, was 2.8 percent of GDP as of January 31, 2019, 3.1 percent (updated estimate) in 2020-21, and 3.1 percent in 2021-22. (According to the budget estimate). Clearly, we need to invest more in education as a nation. Learn more about online education.
Education Budget 2022 Highlights
As we need to adapt to the changing times, this year’s budget session focused on establishing a Digital University. Clearly, the government has become aware of the need for it. Introducing the Digital University for All. In order to provide universally high-quality education to all students across the country, a Digital University is to be set up… Nirmala Sitharaman said that the country’s greatest public colleges and universities would collaborate as a hub-spoke network. Digital universities in a country such as India will have multiple languages.
In the Budget 2022, the focus was on “digital and technology,” infrastructure, health, education, and e-services for the public. The Union Budget lays the foundations for the next 25 years on the occasion of India’s 75th and 100th birthdays. Below are some highlights of the budget for 2022.
- As part of the Budget 2022, Sitharaman said, the Indian economy will grow from 75 percent to 100 percent.
- Finance Ministry raised employer contributions to NPS Tier-I accounts from 10% to 14% to achieve parity between central and state government employees.
- Approximately 4.1 percent of GDP will be spent on this in 2022-23, according to the Budget.
- GST receipts in January were Rs 1,40,986 crore, the highest since the tax was introduced in 2017.
- The RBI plans to introduce digital rupees by 2022-23 based on blockchain technology, said Sitharaman. According to her, virtual digital assets are taxed at 30%.
There will be one channel for each class
According to the Finance Minister Education Education Budget 2022, our youngsters from rural areas, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, and other weaker segments have missed about two years of formal education. In an attempt to compensate for the lack of quality education during the pandemic, one-class-one-tv will educate students in grades 1-12. PM eVIDYA will provide 200 program channels in all regional languages as part of the project.
In 2022-23, the Finance Minister plans to set up 750 virtual laboratories in science and mathematics, and 75 skilling e-labs for simulated learning environments. Occupational training provides teachers with training and skill improvement (a structured program that prepares you for an occupation).
E-Content of high quality provided by digital teachers
“A competition will be set up for teachers to create great e-content as a means of empowering them and equipping them with digital teaching tools,” Nirmala Sitharaman said.
Citizens will soon have access to online learning, re-learning, and up-skilling with the launch of DESH-Stack. We are building an e-portal for upskilling, or a digital ecosystem. We will also create education and critical thinking labs.
Launch of National Tenemental Health Program
We have experienced increased psychological and physical stress as a result of the pandemic, and our country has finally recognized this need. IIIT Bangalore’s E-Health Research Center developed E-Manas software platform for mental health management in collaboration with NIMHANS. Karnataka’s government has implemented this as part of its DMHP program and psychiatric rehabilitation. IIITB will create a nationwide platform for mental health care by integrating eManas with tele-health services.
Education Budget 2022-23 Schemes
Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (National Education Mission) is India’s largest school education program. Therefore, the Asian Development Bank has agreed to invest in the project and assist in the development of exemplar schools (Exemplar schools are schools that can be considered as examples of quality education).
Budget for 2020-21: 38,750.50 crores : Padhna Likhna Abhiyaan: The program focuses on teaching basic literacy to teachers and others. Last year, this initiative was funded to the tune of Rs 250 crores.
2020-21 budget allocation: It consists of only six states and is aimed at improving their skills. There are sections on Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Odisha. Government officials want to improve school facilities, classroom instruction, and transition from school to work.
2020-21 budget allocation: 550 crores The Education Budget 2022 allotment for the Midday Meal Scheme this year is less than last year.
Education Budget Amount allocated for 2022-23: 10233.75 crores Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan: The budget for Kendriya Vidyalayas has been boosted, indicating the government’s regular focus.
7650 crores budgeted for 2022-23 : Rural SC/ST scholarship incentives have been drastically cut off this year under the National Scheme for Girls’ Incentives.
Final Words Education Budget 2022
We must turn our adversities into opportunities if we are to turn our challenges into opportunities! Despite the obstacles created by the Covid era, there is always room for improvement in our education system. E-learning, online universities, and online courses have become increasingly popular in India, offering the same level of education. Let us embrace change so that we can begin a better literacy and learning journey that empowers everyone.