How Smriti Irani’s visionary leadership transformed Education system in India
Under Smriti Irani, the education sector has progressed towards a definitive and planned framework which is benefitting the youth of the nation, remarkably.
New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has witnessed unprecedented transformation in the last four and a half years. Under Smriti Irani, the sector has progressed towards a definitive and planned framework which is benefitting the youth of the nation, remarkably.
With parties in the opposition trying to divert people’s attention from her accomplishments, fabrications of frivolous furphies had been circulated in the past four and a half years to discredit her. However, the reality is that the HRD Ministry under Smriti Irani’s visionary leadership has been able to complete some of the most important targets.
Unique ID for every school, report cards made online
NDA’s flagship program ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’, initiated a mechanism, under which, more than 1.5 Million school report cards had been made available online for free through a searchable database, to monitor infrastructure, enrolment, student details and teacher details. Each school has been issued a unique ID.
For the first time a mid-year review of the SSA was taken, which enabled timely corrective actions, focused implementation and expedited release of funds to states. Under ‘Swaach Vidyalay Abhiyaan’ scheme launched by PM Narendra Modi in 2014, the ministry has also accomplished its target of 100% construction of toilets for both boys and girls in all schools across the nation.
HRD ministry took rapid strides in Smriti’s tenure
Under of Smriti Irani’s directives, the ministry, has also taken rapid strides in terms of ensuring a robust education system under which innovative and state-of-the-art teaching and learning initiatives have been devised in the academic infrastructure.
The first thing needed to ensure a robust academic design was to re-organise the content and process of school education. Hence, the implementation of a new teachers’ education and training programme was necessary. Smriti Irani updated the Teachers’ Education curriculum to improve and modernise the quality of academia across the nation.
Under ‘Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Mission on Teachers and Teaching’, for the first time a holistic addressal of issues of the quality of teaching, professional development, curriculum & training, etc were implemented. National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), the regulator for teacher education, has been reviewed by an expert committee to ensure a standardization of teachers according to their qualifications and method of teaching.
Many firsts in Education system via online portals, Apps
Apart from this, keeping in mind the age of technology the ministry, under Smriti Irani laying initiated new-age instruments for the imparting of education. Emphasising on Information and Communication Technology, the Ministry launched an array of technology based initiatives, such as e-pathshala, Shala Siddhi, Saransh, Shaala Darpan, along with making NCERT books available on mobile app for the convenience of students of this age.
To conclude, the new developments in the education sector has not only set a benchmark for the time to come but has also broken the decades old educational codes and methods of imparting education. Smriti Irani’s vision has transformed and helped shape up the education sector, what it is today.