Expert panel submits report on new education policy

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) An expert committee set up to formulate the new National Education Policy submitted its report to the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry on Friday.

Ministry sources said HRD Minister Smriti Irani is likely to make the report public early next month.

The committee prepared the report after examining over 29,000 online suggestions and going through deliberations on 33 themes with various stakeholders from the education sector, an HRD ministry statement said.

“These thematic consultations were conducted by the ministry along with institutions like the University Grants Commission, All India Council for Technical Education, National Council for Teacher Education, National Council for Educational Research and Training and several centrally-funded universities and institutions,” the statement added.

Experts, academics, representatives of industry and civil society were invited for these deliberations on the individual themes.

“Six zonal meetings were held by the HRD minister in eastern, central, north-eastern, western, southern and northern zones covering all states and union territories,” the statement said.

The Centre set up the committee headed by former cabinet secretary T.S.R. Subramanian last year. Other committee members were former National Capital Territory chief secretary Shailaja Chandra, former Delhi home secretary Sevaram Sharma, former Gujarat chief secretary Sudhir Mankad and former National Council of Educational Research and Training director J.S. Rajput.

–IANS

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