Union Budget 2021-22 for Education Sector: Setting-up of 100 Sainik Schools to Central University in Leh

A Central University in Leh has been proposed to facilitate Higher Education to the people of Leh and Ladakh. Centre will be setting up 100 Sainik Schools in India in next five years, announced Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman in presenting Union Budget 2021-22 on Monday.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Feb 01, 2021 14:47 IST
Union Budget 2021-22 for Education Sector: Setting-up of 100 Sainik Schools to Central University in Leh
Union Budget 2021-2 to Education Sector, Photo- Representational

Presenting the Union Budget 2021-22, Union Minister of Finance Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced key reforms in the Education sector. Finance Minister announced that more than 15,000 schools will be strengthened under the New Education Policy 2020.

She further said that 100 New Sainik School will be set up across India. The Sainik Schools will be set up in partnership with the Private sector/ NGOs/ State Governments. She also said that govt will be introducing the legislation to implement for setting up of Higher Education Commission in India

"A total of 100 New Sainik Schools to be developed across India. Sainik Schools will be set up in partnership with NGOs, private schools, and states. We would be introducing the legislation this year to implement the setting-up of Higher Education Commission of India", Finance Minister said.

Allocation of KVS has increased by Rs 362.32 crore and allocation of NVS increased to Rs. 320 crore w.r.t. RE 2020-21. The budget allocation of NCERT increased to Rs.110.08 crore from RE 2020-21.

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Union Finance Minister also announced that the Government will be setting up a Central University in Leh soon and this will surely give a boost to the students of Leh and Ladakh. 

"For accessible higher education in Ladakh. I propose to set up a central university in Leh", Finance Minister said while presenting Union Budget 2021-22.

Hailing the increase in budget for Education sector Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal said, "Under Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji's leadership, to strengthen the Education sector, budget allocation in Padhna Likhna Abhiyan is increased from Rs. 95.25 cr (RE 2020-21) to Rs. 250 cr in BE 2021-22 (an increase of Rs. 154.75 cr) i.e. by 162.47%."