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HRD Ministry to constitute new Committee for New Education Policy
The HRD Ministry plans to establish a new committee for devising the new education policy that will be led by an educationist. According to a senior ministry official, the TSR Subramanian-led committee would most probably be replaced by the new one.
The official announcement regarding the formation of the new committee will come after November 10. The final draft of the new education policy will be prepared by the new committee. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has asked the MPs to attend a daylong workshop on November 10 to get their opinions on the final draft of the new education policy.
All the State governments and ministries have expressed their views regarding the new policy. All these inputs along with the report developed by the Subramanian led-committee will be studied by the new committee in order to prepare the new education policy.
The TSR Subramanian-led committee was set in place during Smriti Irani’s session as the HRD Minister. The committee had filed a report in May 2016 stating all the educational changes and measures that should be taken to improve the quality of education. The education system caters to over 300 million students and the committee need to be careful while implementing any changes such as the removal of no-detention policy.
The Subramanian committee has argued that the no detention policy should stay in place for students till the completion of Class V. The committee also said that the student must get at least two chances to prove their abilities.
Prakash Javadekar will chair a meeting of Centre Advisory Board on Education (CABE) on Tuesday, October 25. Education ministers of all the states will be present at the meeting. in which State education ministers will take part. The new education policy will be discussed at the meeting. The CABE will also review the no-detention policy in schools. The CABE subcommittee is also in the favor of sacking the no-detention policy.
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