High on catchwords, low on motion: Congress

New Delhi, August 2

The Congress at the moment mentioned the National Education Policy, 2020, misses the elemental purpose of human growth and growth of data.

In a joint digital press briefing, former HRD minister MM Pallam Raju, AICC chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and Congress chief Rajeev Gowda mentioned, “The NEP document is high on catchwords, gloss, appearance and verbosity, but lacks coherent implementation roadmap and strategy, clearly defined milestones and detailing of critical finances necessary to execute this grand vision.”

The Congress questioned the timing of the NEP launch, saying, “The release of the policy when all educational institutions are closed is questionable more so when almost the entire academia has complained of no consultation except with BJP-RSS affiliates.”

Raju says transformation of faculty and better training, multiplicity of concepts and the professed multi-disciplinary strategy requires cash.

“The NEP, 2020, recommends spending six per cent of GDP on education, but spending on education as a percentage of the budget has fallen from 4.14 per cent in 2014-15 to 3.2 per cent in 2020-21 under the BJP government,” he famous.

The Congress mentioned NEP 2020 lays give attention to “online education” and distance studying to extend Gross Enrolment Ratio (“GER”) from 26 per cent to 50 per cent in larger training by 2035, however “in the absence of digital equity, this will lead to lack of access to computers and internet and create a digital divide”.

Raju mentioned the coverage made no point out of reservations for SCs, STs and OBCs in tutorial establishments. — TNS

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