Govt to Publish First Draft of New Education Policy in December

Smriti Irani

While presiding over the meeting with North-East ministers, Union Minister Smriti Irani made the announcement that hopefully the first draft of the New Education Policy would be published in December. The North East Zonal Consultative Meeting was conducted at Agartala so as to discuss the soon-to-be-launched New Education Policy with education ministers, education secretaries and other officials of the region.

While addressing the media personnel’s and other dignitaries present about the formulation of new education policy, Smriti said “For the first time, a collaborative effort has been taken from the grass root level to formulate the national education policy.” To formulate the policy in much more better way the government is talking to teachers, students, district magistrates and other sections of the society.

The meeting was organized at Pragnya Bhavan in National Institute of Technology, Agartala in which Education ministers of Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim along with senior officials of HRD Ministry were present. Further she added soon a special meeting will be organized for the NITs of the North East so as to discuss their individual problems and look out for opportunities for improvements.

Smriti Irani further added, “I am extremely positive with the feedback I have received even at the district level. I see engagement of collectors and district magistrates on the issue with regard to education and I am hopeful that we shall come out with our first draft in the month of December.”

Focusing on the improvements she was of the view that for the first time in the history of India, the National education Policy is being framed in association and with contribution of states, citizens at larges, educational institutes, educational leaders, academicians, professors, teachers and students. Throughout India regional meetings are being conducted likewise for the Northeast zone. The minister had also invited suggestions from teachers and students to frame the best possible policy.

Ministry of Human Resource and Development are further planning to launch an e-library in the month of January 2016 under the name ‘Shoddha Sindhu’. It is expected that somewhere around 90,000 books and 10,000 journals would be offered by the e-library and the teachers, students and researchers will have free access to the E-Library.

Now when it has been declared that the New Education Policy first draft will be out in the month of December, it’s high time for the government run-schools to improve the horrific conditions. Else suspension letter will be handed over to the Principals or those who do not abide by the prescribed rules and regulations like in the recent case of New Delhi. In New Delhi Principal of the Government Boys School, Alipur the Deputy Director of Education of Northwest District and education officer has been suspended from the duties by the Honourable Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia due to negligent behavior towards the school. On his recent visit to government school in NCT of Delhi, DY CM Manish Sisodia found school in horrific condition and warned officials.

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