Need for more funding for higher education sector in Union Budget: Dr.Samra
He appreciated the government decision to exempt senior citizens above 75 years of age from filing income tax return
Jalandhar: Strengthening 1500 schools was a good initiative by the central government by providing it financial aid. This was the opinion of Dr Gurpinder Singh Samra Principal Lyallpur Khalsa College Jalandhar who also said that more of such efforts needed to be made to promote education sector. Expressing a mixed reaction on education provisions in the union budget 2021-22., he said that in stead of establishing a higher education commission ,the existing UGC should have been strengthened. Similarly, it would be better to strengthen the entire higher education system not just the National Research Foundation. He welcomed the government decisions such as establishing Central University in Leh, opening of 750 schools in tribal areas and extending Post Matric Scholarship to all tribal students. He said that the salaried middle class had felt disappointment with the central government decision of not raising the Income Tax slab. He urged the government to revise its decision and think over the matter in the light of covid-19 conditions. He appreciated the government decision to exempt senior citizens above 75 years of age from filing income tax return and urged the government to allow all the senior citizens the benefit of this provision. Dr. Samra appealed the government to allow more funding to colleges and Universities to promote and upgrade higher education in the country.