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March 24, 2018

New Education Policy from next academic session unlikely, to take more time: HRD Ministry

New Delhi : Even as the HRD Ministry goes on top gear to revamp the education system in the country, the formulation and implementation of Narendra Modi Government’s ambitious project – the New Education Policy is not expected by next academic session. The HRD Minister has confirmed that the plan aimed at revamping the education system is likely to take more time and is unlikely from next academic session. This was in reply to a question asked regarding the implementation of the New Education Policy.

The information was shared by Minister of State for HRD, Mahendra Nath Pandey in response to a written question in Rajya Sabha when asked whether the new education policy is going to be implemented by next academic session. “Presently, the government is in process of formulating a New Education Policy (NEP) and its finalisation is likely to take some time,” the Minister said. The New Education Policy is the central government’s endeavour towards improving the quality of education in the country and revamping the present system. Aim of the same is to improve the quality of education across all levels and also to make the education more skill development oriented.

The HRD Ministry is about to announce a committee to draft the NEP after it decided to junk a similar report from the T S R Subramanian committee. The previous committee had submitted its report to the government in May 2016 suggesting measures that the country must take to improve the sector that caters to over 300 billion students.

The panel had also suggested that the no detention policy be continued for children till the completion of Class V and a child turns 11 and the system of detention must be restored at the upper primary level.

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