Cabinet approves new National Education Policy; HRD Ministry renamed Education Ministry

New Delhi, July 29

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday authorised the brand new National Education Policy (NEP) and renamed the HRD Ministry as Education Ministry, officers mentioned.

A panel led by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief Ok Kasturirangan had submitted the draft of the brand new NEP to Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ when he took cost final yr.

The draft was then put in public area to hunt suggestions from numerous stakeholders and over two lakh recommendations have been acquired by the HRD Ministry about the identical.

“The policy draft has been approved. The Ministry has been renamed as Education Ministry,” a senior HRD Ministry official mentioned.

The present NEP was framed in 1986 and revised in 1992. A brand new training coverage was a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto forward of the 2014 basic election.

The drafting specialists additionally took into consideration the report of a panel headed by former cupboard secretary T S R Subramanian and fashioned by the HRD Ministry when it was being headed by Union Minister Smriti Irani. PTI


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