Ramakanta Biswas

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday announced that the teachers' training will be revamped in the country via district institutes of education and training. She also announced filling up of vacant posts in Eklavya Model Residential Schools. 

"While giving stress on Teachers’ Training, the Finance Minister said, "Teachers’ training will be re-envisioned through innovative pedagogy, curriculum transaction, continuous professional development, dipstick surveys, and ICT implementation. The District Institutes of Education and Training will be developed as vibrant institutes of excellence for this purpose."

The Minister announced the setting up of a National Digital Library for Children and Adolescents for facilitating availability of quality books across geographies, languages, genres and levels, and device-agnostic accessibility. 

She informed that states will be encouraged to set up physical libraries for them at panchayat and ward levels and provide infrastructure for accessing the National Digital Library resources.

Speaking about employment, she said, "In the next three years, the Centre will recruit 38,800 teachers and support staff for the 740 Eklavya Model Residential Schools serving 3.5 lakh tribal students," 

"Dedicated multidisciplinary courses for medical devices to be supported in institutions to ensure skilled manpower for futuristic medical tech and high end manufacturing and research," she added.