In the education sector, a new draft report of National Education Policy is about to introduced. According to a report, this draft work could be presented in the upcoming week. Prior to the presentation, the report will be circulated to the states as well as different stakeholders.
Last year, Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said the report has to be announced in December. Despite the given two month extension, the report has not yet presented. This report submission responsibility was given to a five-member committee headed by former Cabinet Secretary T S R Subramanian. The report committee suggest to reform of the three language formula, a formula promulgated in the 1968 National Policy Resolution by the Union Education Ministry of the government of India. The committee said by introducing new streams and making skill training an integral part of curricula, the three language system will be modified and would play an integral part in education.
According to sources, it has been informed that the policy would focus on higher education institutions. Also, higher education had been remain target in the past. It might give some relief to higher education aspirants.
The agenda of the policy has been to meet the changing dynamics of the population requirement with regards to quality education, innovation and research. And the ruling government has crafted this policy very well, the government tried to take views from bottom to top level reaching out to all stakeholders from the village panchayat level to the district and the state level.
The National Education Policy possess various themes like governance reforms for quality, ranking of institutions and accreditation, improving the quality of regulation, pace-setting roles of Central institutions, improving State Universities, integrating skill development in higher education and promoting online learning.
Introduced in 1968, the policy was formulated to promote education among India’s people. The policy was further modified in 1992. Since then many developments were made under this policy like Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan, National Programme for Education of girls at elementary level, Saakshar Bharat, etc.