Committee Setup to Frame Education Policy

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Ministry of Human Resource Development has undertaken an multi-stakeholder and multi-pronged consultation process for formulating the New Education Policy. The three-pronged consultation process included online, grassroots and national level thematic deliberations.

current affairsMinistry of Human Resource Development has decided to constitute a Drafting Committee for framing the New Education Policy.

The Chairman of the Drafting Committee is Shri T.S.R. Subramanian, Former Cabinet Secretary and the four members are:
Smt. Shailaja Chandra, former Chief Secretary, NCT of Delhi;
Shri Sewaram Sharma, former Home Secretary, NCT of Delhi;
Shri Sudhir Mankad, former Chief Secretary, Gujarat and
Prof. J S Rajput, former Director, NCERT.

The National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi will act as its Secretariat. The Committee is expected to submit the Draft National Education Policy as soon as possible but not later than 31st December, 2015. Along with the draft education policy, the Committee will also submit a Framework for Action.

BACKGROUND

The National Policy on Education was framed in 1986 and modified in 1992. Since then several changes have taken place that calls for a revision of the Policy.

The present government of India would like to bring out a National Education Policy to meet the changing dynamics of the population’s requirement with regards to quality education, innovation and research, aiming to make India a knowledge superpower by equipping its students with the necessary skills and knowledge and to eliminate the shortage of manpower in science, technology, academics and industry.

For the first time, the Government of India is embarking on a time-bound grassroots consultative process, which will enable the Ministry of HRD to reach out to individuals across the country through over 2.75 lakh direct consultations while also taking input from citizens online.

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