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Assocham Bulletin - - LAW -

Govern­ment does not favour over-bur­den­ing the school chil­dren with ad­di­tional syl­labus like fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy at least till class 8th, as the kids are in any case over-bur­dened with fo­cus on value ed­u­ca­tion and sports, etc. said Mr. Anil Swarup, Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment at the ASSCXHAM func­tion on 'Fi­nan­cial Lit­er­acy for Women Need Chal­lenges and Op­por­tu­ni­ties for Fi­nan­cial In­clu­sion' in New Delhi when asked whether the fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy can be part of the school cur­ricu­lum.

He added, while the fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy can be taught to adults, "i t can­not be a chap­ter in a book for stu­dents at the stage of their early ed­u­ca­tion", said Mr. Swarup.

He said the sale aim of the ed­u­ca­tion pol­icy should be to pro­vide qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion to chil­dren. While the newer ideas are wel­come, they should be

prac­ti­cal and work­able at the ground level.

Ear­lier, in ad­dress, Mr. Upen­dra Kush­waha, Hon'ble Min­is­ter of State for Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment said, the NDA Govern­ment has taken a big ini­tia­tive in fi­nan­cial in­clu­sion by open­ing fan Dhan ac­counts in the banks. The tar­get has been more than met. The min­is­ter em­pha­sized the need for more fi­nan­cial in­clu­sion of women.

The oth­ers who also spoke dur­ing the con­fer­ence were rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Na­tional Skill Cor­po­ra­tion De­vel­op­ment (NSDC), Ms Maya Ram­chan­dran, Part­ner - Risk Ad vi­sory, Ernst & Young LLP, Mr. Dip­ti­man Das; CMD, EdCIL (In­dia) Lim­ited, Mr. Kr­ish­nan Dhar­mara­jan, Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor, Cen­tre for Dig­i­tal Fi­nan­cial In­clu­sion (CDFI)and MsTeena Sharma, Direc­tor, Women Foun­da­tion, AS­SOCHAM.

Mr. Anil Swarup, Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment ad­dress­ing the au­di­ence. Mr. Upen­dra Kush­waha, Min­is­ter of State for Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment re­leas Direc­tor, AS­SOCHAM, Women Foun­da­tion, Mr. Dip­ti­man Das, CMD, EDC/L (In­dia) L Ms Maya Ram­chan­dran, Part­ner - RiskAd­vi­sory, Ernst & Young LLPand Mr. Kr­ishna AS­SOCHAM Na­tional Con­fer­ence on 'Fi­nan­cial Lit­er­acy for Women Need, Challen9'

Mr. Upen­dra Kush­waha, Min­is­ter of State for Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment ad­dress­ing the au­di­ence.

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