New Delhi: The human resource development ministry, which oversees education, is likely to table three key education reform Bills in the winter session of Parliament to be held between 19 November and 12 December.
The ministry is planning to table three proposed laws to curb educational malpractices, to set up a tribunal for education disputes redressal and establish a new higher education accreditation regime.
The laws need cabinet approval before they are introduced in Parliament. The ministry may first seek approval for at least two Bills first—the Prohibition of Unfair Practices Bill and the Education Tribunals Bill—at the cabinet meeting on 23 November. The third Bill—the National Authority for Regulation of Accreditation in Higher Education Bill — could be tabled before cabinet after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to the US on 24 November.