Dinanath Batra, the staunch RSS said that syllabus and the books in our country change in accordance with the changing governments. He said that education is meant to positively mould the future of this country, and it should be kept far away from the political scanner.
While addressing a seminar at DU on the New Education Policy, he said that when government changes, all books and syllabuses change, creating an atmosphere of anxiety. When Murli Manohar Joshi was the education minister, all books were changed. When the next government came, they changed the Curriculum again.
Dinanath Batra, who is also the founder of the Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, said that education should be free from all influence, like the Supreme Court or the Election Commission. There should be no politics in education rather education in politics. Batra has been since decades an advocate of moral values and indian culture in school education.
He strongly suggested forming an institution called the Indian Education Services (IES), to ensure that decisions on education be governed by the right professionals.
He said that there should be an examination to be a part of the IES, so that only relevant and deserving candidates subsequently become a part of it. Also, once they qualify, they should be trained in the nuances of primary and higher education.
A bureaucrat may be the finance secretary today, may be in the commerce industry tomorrow, and take over the education ministry the next day. "A critical field like education cannot be left in the hands of people who are jacks of all trades, but the master of none" he said.
Batra is also a part of the committee which has been set up by the Haryana government to revamp the state's education system.
He said that there is an urgent need of overhauling the entire education system of the country, with courses on social services to be mandatory in schools and colleges. The education system should be such that schools and colleges could contribute significantly to the specific areas they are situated in.