About National Policy on Education

  • Eminent scientist and former Chief of ISRO, K. Kasturirangan has been appointed the Chairman of an eight-member committee which has the task to prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy.
  • The National Policy on Education (NPE) is a policy formulated by the Government of India to promote education amongst India’s people. The policy covers elementary education to colleges in both rural and urban India.
  • The first NPE was promulgated in 1968 by the government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, and the second by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhiin 1986.
  • The committee comprises eight members, apart from the chairperson. The members of the panel are
  • Vasudha Kamat ,Vice-Chancellor of SNDP University, Mumbai, and educationist
  • J. Alphonse, Retired bureaucrat
  • Professor Manjul Bhargava
  • Ram Shankar Kureel ,Vice-Chancellor of Ambedkar University of Social Sciences
  • V. Kattamani ,Vice-Chancellor of Tribal University, Amarkantak
  • M. Tripathy from Uttar Pradesh
  • Mahzar Asif, Professor of Persian, Guwahati University
  • K. Shridhara CABE member
  • In a comprehensive democratic exercise carried out for over 30 months, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has received thousands of suggestions from various sources
  • Consultations were held at tehsil, district and State level moreover, on MyGov platform alone, 26,000 people gave their views online.

India became one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child when the Act came into force on 1 April 2010

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