Business Standard | Press Trust of India | New Delhi May 27, 2016 |
A government-appointed committee headed by former Cabinet Secretary T S R Subramanian has submitted its report for the evolution of a New Education Policy, the HRD Ministry said today. “The Committee has submitted the report containing its recommendations to the Ministry of HRD,” an official statement said. The HRD Ministry had undertaken a consultation process for framing a New Education Policy (NEP) and this process included online, grassroots and national-level thematic deliberations on 33 themes. The Committee examined a large body of outcome documents, recommendations and suggestions received and also had several meetings with various stakeholders and undertook field visits to educational institutions.
Apart from Subramanian, former Chief Secretary of Delhi government Shailaja Chandra, former Home Secretary, Delhi government Sevaram Sharma, former Chief Secretary, Gujarat Sudhir Mankad and former Director, NCERT J S Rajput, were members of the panel. HRD Minister Smriti Irani thanked the Chairman and all members of the Committee for their commitment and efforts, the statement said. The HRD Ministry said the bottom-up consultative process across nearly all gram panchayats, blocks, urban local bodies and districts of all 36 states and UTs was undertaken between May to October 2015. Thematic consultations were conducted both by the ministry and also by institutions like UGC, AICTE, NCTE, NCERT and several universities and autonomous bodies. Six zonal meetings were held by the HRD Minister in eastern, central, north-eastern, western, southern and northern zones covering all states and UTs in September- October 2015. – Courtesy – MHRD Circular : Committee for the Evolution of a National Education Policy submits report to Ministry of HRD