Skill India, Education Policy and Budgeting – Beyond Numbers

Monalisa Bal


India’s budget of 2015-2016 after its initial euphoria gives an impression of inadequate attention to Human Develop Index (HDI) concerns. Catchy epithets like Make In India and JAM (Jan Dhan, Adhar and Mobile) while pandering to popular discourse fail to address the challenges of bolstering the Skill India initiatives. The paper attempts to bring out the policy initiatives to improve the educational leitmotif in terms of equity, access and excellence over the years and budgetary allocation to buttress these concerns. Our analysis shows that high intent is not backed up by effective implementation leading to huge surrender of funds in flagship programmes. Delineating the global experience in terms of their commitment to education spends and concomitantly their global imprint, the paper makes a strong case to improve our public allocation in education & improve the delivery mechanism through a credible Public Private Partnership (PPP) architecture.


Keywords: Hdi, Jam, Ppp, Skill India, Make in India

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