One year of National Education Policy – Explained, pointwise

Introduction The launch of the National Education Policy 2020 marked remarkable progress in the area of education and learning. India has completed one year into the National Education Policy. The pandemic has slowed the progress of NEP. The NEP is essentially about learning through observation, listening, exploring, experimenting, and asking questions. All of these are… Continue reading One year of National Education Policy – Explained, pointwise

Steps to sustain the big success that our DBT Mission has been

Source: Livemint Relevance: This article explains DBT Mission’s achievement, challenges and solutions. Synopsis: It is not much discussed, but the success of the Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) Mission is indisputable. Introduction: Over the last 18 months, while, there have been very few silver linings in government actions. One of them has been a demonstration of the… Continue reading Steps to sustain the big success that our DBT Mission has been

Human trafficking in India and anti-trafficking bill – Explained, pointwise

Introduction Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) and various civil society groups have campaigned for decades for a strong law to end the menace of human trafficking. In 2017, thousands of trafficking survivors marched a Bharat Yatra alongside students, governments, the judiciary, multifaith leaders, businesses and civil society to demand such a law. COVID-19 has further intensified the need… Continue reading Human trafficking in India and anti-trafficking bill – Explained, pointwise

The vision of the National Education Policy must be served by its implementation

Source: The Indian Express Relevance: National Education Policy (NEP) has to learn from public policy challenges for transforming education in India. Synopsis: To successfully implement the National Education Policy (NEP), India needs to learn from public policy challenges About the National Education Policy: On July 29 last year, the Government of India (GoI) announced the National Education… Continue reading The vision of the National Education Policy must be served by its implementation

A pandemic-optimized plan for kids to resume their education

Source: Livemint Relevance: To improve education, reopening the schools is the way forward. Synopsis:  India’s hard-won educational gains could be lost if India still did not reopen schools. Introduction Schools must reopen and our children must return to education. Some systematic state efforts and voluntary initiatives by teachers for in-person engagement, including mohalla classes, have been… Continue reading A pandemic-optimized plan for kids to resume their education

Needed: an anti-trafficking law

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Eliminating Human trafficking altogether is a moral and constitutional responsibility Synopsis: Human trafficking is a crime in itself, but it is also the propeller of several other crimes Introduction: Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) and various civil society groups have campaigned for decades for a strong law to end this menace of human… Continue reading Needed: an anti-trafficking law

The direction that the NCF needs to take

Source: The Hindu Relevance: National Curriculum Framework has to include democratic principles. Synopsis: Shaping a National Curriculum Framework using only the National Education Policy will be shortsighted. About the National Curriculum Framework: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has tasked the State Councils of Educational Research and Training (SCERTs) to develop four State… Continue reading The direction that the NCF needs to take

Bringing skills and education closer

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Skill development and education need to be integrated to provide better results. Synopsis: Skill development is a multi-dimensional problem. But the linking skilling and education is one of the crucial ones. The situation of skill development in India: Over 70 percent of India’s workforce is concentrated in firms with less than 20… Continue reading Bringing skills and education closer

A cardinal omission in the COVID-19 package

Source: The Hindu Relevance: India needs to focus on Healthcare human resources for improving healthcare. Synopsis:  The Government’s COVID-19 health package II again overlooks the need for and availability of healthcare human resources. Why healthcare human resources are essential? In the mid-1980s, there were a number of government healthcare facilities across the country, with newly constructed… Continue reading A cardinal omission in the COVID-19 package

Why the Supreme Court order on registration of migrant workers is welcome

Source: The Indian Express Relevance: The problems of Migrant workers and lack of social protection needs urgent reforms Synopsis:  Recently, the Supreme Court mandated a portal for the registration of all informal/migrant workers. This is one of the radical judgments aimed to reduce human suffering in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Important observations by the court:… Continue reading Why the Supreme Court order on registration of migrant workers is welcome