Panel defers call on key education Bill

Panel defers call on key education Bill

New Delhi: After crticising the Education Tribunal Bill which is now stuck in Rajya Sabha, the HRD ministry related parliamentary standing committee Thursday decided not to take any decision related to the Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Technical, Medical Educational Institutions and Universities Bill, 2010.

The standing committee headed by Congress MP Oscar Fernades decided that till the cnetral government is through with the Education Tribunal Bill, the committee will not take any decision as both are related. “Let the tribunal bill get passed first, we are will decide the fate of this bill after that," a member of the standing committee said requesting not to be named.

This decision is a setback for HRD minister Kapil Sibal who is facing some problem with the standing committee. Some of the members like his party colleague K. Keshav Rao has criticized him for rushing education reforms without proper consulations with relavant stake holders like states and educational institutes.

While the education tribunal bill aims to solve educational disputes quickly, the unfair practice bill aims at curbing capitation fee and other ill practices.