Budget 2019-20 for Education Sector; know the key points

Budget 2019-20 for Education Sector; know the key points
Prabha Dhavala | Feb 4, 2019 - 2:11 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 2: There are no major announcements for the education sector in the Fiscal budget for 2019-20. The total allocation for education sector has been increased from Rs.83,626 crores (revised budget estimates for 2018-19) to Rs. 93,848 crores during 2019-20. Key highlights are given below:

  1. Ministry of Human Resources Development has been allocated budget of Rs. 93,848 crore for the year 2019-20 as against original estimates of Rs. 85,010 crore and revised budget estimates of Rs. 83,626 crores for the year 2018-19 showing an increase of 12% over revised estimates of 2018-19.
  2. This amount includes allocation of Rs. 56,387 crores towards Department of School Education and Literacy and Rs. 37,461 crores towards Department of Higher Education.
  3. The total allocation for education sector is 37% of total budgeted expenditure for 2019-20 as compared to 3.40% (revised estimates for 2018-19) and 3.48% (original estimates for 2018-19).
  4. During 2018-19, actual amount spent towards higher education was Rs.33,512 crores as against budgeted estimates of Rs.35,010 crores which shows that the actual amount spent for the year 2018-19 is lower than the amount spent during 2017-18.
  5. Budget allocation to National Education Mission is increased by 18% to Rs. 36,472 crores from Rs. 30,833 crores as per revised estimates for 2018-19.
  6. Finance Minister has announced that the 22nd AIIMS will be set up in Haryana.
  7. ‘World class Institutions’ Project got an allocation of Rs. 400 crores for the year 2019-20 as against revised estimates of Rs. 129 crores and original estimates of Rs. 250 crores during 2018-19
  8. Allocation for Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) has been reduced to Rs. 2,100 crores from Rs. 2,750 crores in 2018-19
  9. With regard to reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS), the Finance Minister, in his speech mentioned “The Government while maintaining the existing reservation for SC/ST/Other backward classes, have now ensured 10% reservation in educational institutions and Government services for poors. In these institutions, around 25% extra seats (approximately 2 lakh) will be provided so that, there is no shortfall of presently available / reserved seats for any class’. However, there is no mention about this in the budgetary allocation.

The budgetary allocations, net of recoveries, are given below: 
                                                                                                                                    (Rs. Crore)

 

 

Actuals

2017-18

Budgeted Estimates

2018-19

Revised Estimates

2018-19

Budget

Estimates

2019-20

Growth over RE 2018-19

A

SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY

 

 

 

 

 

1

Central sector schemes (a)

560

559

557

471

(15%)

2

Centrally Sponsored Schemes (b)

37,458

41,832

40,903

47,593

16%

3

Establishment Expenditure of the Centre

25

30

33

33

-

4

Other Central Sector Expenditure

8,603

7,579

8,621

8,290

(4%)

5

Other Grants/Loans/Transfers

(45)

-

-

-

-

 

Total Revenue allocation

46,600

50,000

50,114

56,387

13%

 

Add : Capital allocation

-

-

-

-

-

 

Total budget for School Education

46,600

50,000

50,114

56,387

13%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

HIGHER EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

 

1

Central sector schemes (c)

3,262

4,362

4,038

5,465

35%

2

Centrally Sponsored Schemes

1,203

1,400

1,500

2,100

40%

3

Establishment Expenditure of the Centre

175

207

202

214

6%

4

Other Central Sector Expenditure (d)

28,054

25,339

24,552

25,562

4%

5

Other Grants/Loans/Transfers

671

950

469

2,000

326%

 

Total Revenue allocation

33,365

32,258

30,761

35,341

15%

 

Add : Capital allocation (e)

250

2,752

2,751

2,120

(23%)

 

Total Budget for Higher Education

33,615

35,010

33,512

37,461

12%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

EDUCATION

80,215

85,010

83,626

93,848

12%

 

Budgetary allocation based on developmental heads                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Rs. Crore)

 

 

Actuals
2017-18

Budgeted Estimates

2018-19

Revised Estimates

2018-19

Budget

Estimates

2019-20

Growth over RE 2018-19

A

SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY

 

 

 

 

 

1

Social Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

General education

9,388

11,887

13,386

13,694

2%

 

Secretariat-Social Services

16

22

25

25

-

 

Total-Social Services

9,404

11,909

13,411

13,719

2%

2

Others

(Grants-in-aids to State Govts, UTs & NE areas)

37,197

38,091

36,703

42,667

16%

 

Total Revenue allocation

46,600

50,000

50,114

56,387

13%

 

Add : Capital outlay

-

-

-

 

-

 

Total Budget for School Education

46,600

50,000

50,114

56,387

13%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

HIGHER EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

 

1

Social Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

General education

15,588

14,286

14,442

16,665

15%

 

Technical Education

15,780

14,439

13,384

13,661

2%

 

Secretariat-Social Services

98

10

-

25

-

 

Total-Social Services

31,465

28,829

27,931

30,434

9%

2

Others

(Grants-in-aids to State Govts, UTs & NE areas)

1,899

3,430

2,830

4,907

73%

 

Total Revenue allocation

33,365

32,258

30,761

35,341

15%

 

Add : Capital outlay

250

2,752

2,751

2,120

(23%)

 

Total Budget for Higher Education

33,615

35,010

33,512

37,461

12%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

TOTAL EDUCATION

80,215

85,010

83,626

93,848

13%

 

Notes:

  1. Allocation for Central sector schemes for the year 2019-20 is much lower than the previous year mainly on account of reduction in allocation to ‘National Scheme for Incentive for Girl Child for Secondary Education’ which was reduced from Rs. 256 crores to Rs. 100 crores in the current year
  2. Centrally Sponsored schemes include National Education mission and National program of mid- day meals in schools.
  3. Out of Central sectors schemes / projects for higher education, ‘Technical Education Quality Improvement Program’ has received highest increase in allocation up to Rs. 950 crores during 2019-20 from Rs. 500 crores as per revised estimates of 2018-19.
  4. Allocation to UGC was reduced to Rs. 4,601 crores (from Rs. 4,687 crore) and allocation to central universities (excluding interest and repayment of HEFA loan of Rs. 154 crore) was reduced from Rs. 6,499 crores to Rs. 6,450 crores while allocation to AICTE was marginally increased from Rs.452 crores to Rs. 466 crores.
  5. Capital outlay mainly includes allocation to Higher Education Financing Agency and the allocation towards this project was reduced to Rs.2,100 crores during 2019-20 from revised budgetary allocation of Rs.2,750 crore during 2018-19.
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