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.