Kathmandu, September 10 Constituent Assembly member and former education minister Ganga Lal Tuladhar today accused the government of tabling the Bill on Amendment of the Education Act in the Cabinet without holding discussion with stakeholders. Speaking at a programme in the capital, Tuladhar said education minister Chitra Lekha Yadav secretly presented the bill in Cabinet with an intention to keep the stakeholders in the dark. Yadav had tabled the bill in the Cabinet on September 7. Tuladhar, who is also the chief of education department of the CPN-UML, said they would not allow passage of the bill in parliament because it was unilaterally tabled in the Cabinet. “I am a former education minister and chief of the education department of my party. But the minister did not bother to consult me before tabling the bill in the Cabinet,” he said, adding, “If she doesn’t share the issues mentioned in bill with me, one can easily conclude that she didn’t share it with any other people.” The Education Act is in process of amendment for a decade but parilamentary approval has eluded it so far.“The amendment bill will be owned by all stakeholders if it addresses the issues of all concerned,” he added. Krishna Thapa, president, Federation of Community School Management Committee, said the Education Act cannot be complete if it ignores the suggestions forwarded by the federation.
‘Bill on Education Act amendment flawed’
Published: 09:11 am Sep 11, 2015