OECD: How much India should spend on Education

What amount ought to India spend on education? The Education Policy of 1968, in view of the proposals of the Kothari commission (1964–66), chose that Indian open use on instruction must be 6% of total national output (GDP). This objective was reaffirmed in the New Education Policy of 1986 and its amendment in 1992, with a recommendation that each endeavor must be made to go past 6%. There has been no far reaching instruction strategy verbalized from that point forward, however each progressive government has on various events reaffirmed this objective of burning through 6% of GDP on training. For clarity: “spending” and “use” incorporates both working and speculation spends.

India has never come to try and close to this objective. The nearest it has come was in 2001, when this number hit 4.4%. The number has been more than 4% just in three years since the objective was set; it has floated somewhere around 3.3% and 3.8% since the 1980s, and presently it is at 3.8%.

Reference: http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/8xL0HlCdWpJFmatWpNvTAO/Thrift-in-education.html

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Originally published at blog.ei-india.com on May 17, 2016.

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