The Finance Minister’s annual budget speech is one of the most awaited moments in the year for the entire country. Everyone looks out for the allocated budget in their own business area and how it would impact their lives. This year was no different. One of the first reactions came from Delhi’s education minister, Manish Sisodia who wasn’t very pleased with the budget.
He criticized the budget for the education sector and call it ‘hopeless’ and urged the government to give more attention to the schools across the country since they are in dire need of the same.
As per the Times of India, the education minister of the national capital was quoted saying, "Schemes have been announced but the funds allocated leave you wondering how these schemes will be delivered. Government schools across the country need focus if they have to be developed as centres of quality education.Education is a subject close to my heart as it is according to me the basis of development. So, I was hoping that the central government would give it due attention,"
He was equally harsh on the central government for the changed provisions for political party’s funding. He expressed himself as, "The funding of parties should be cashless and all donations should come either by cheque or online. There should be no role for cash. Every window should be closed to weed out the possibility of black money transactions."
Manish Sisodia has been in the news for taking quite a few radical steps to change the education scene in Delhi including the new model schools and steps to control the fee hike by the schools.