23 Feb : The right to education will soon become law as a bill in this regard has already been tabled in Parliament, Union Human Resources Development Minister Arjun Singh has said.
"A bill in this regard has been tabled in Parliament which will soon take the shape of law," he said while declaring Dr Hari Singh Gour Vishwa Vidyalaya at Sagar (MP) as a Central university.
"A large number of higher educational institutions are being opened in the country…our next target is to make right to education a constitutional right," the HRD minister said on Saturday.
Claiming that the UPA government at the Centre had increased by nine times the outlay on education in the 11th Plan as compared to the 10th Plan, Singh said funds were not the constraint in spreading education in the country, but everybody must rise above politics to achieve that.
He said the increased Plan allocation has led to setting up of eight new IITs, 20 IIMs, 14 TTTIs (Technical Teachers Training Institute), Model Schools in 373 districts, 1,000 Polytechnics and 15 new Central Universities.
A branch of Dhanbad Mining College will be set up in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, he said, to offer employment oriented education to the youth of the state, which has large reserves of coal.