Government is ready with New Education Policy (NEP) that is to be implemented after elections

The draft of the New Education Policy (NEP) is ready, but the Government will have to wait till the announcement of Lok Sabha elections results. The report has been prepared by the committee, headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan. “The report is ready, the Hindi translation is being done. And now I don’t know whether we can publish it with model code of conduct in force. I am very sure that soon after elections it will come… After all, it [NEP] is to be implemented from 2020 to 2040” Said Mr Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister, MHRD.

The first National Policy on Education (NPE), was formulated by the Government of India in 1968 and the second edition of the same was framed in 1986 and further modified in 1992. The Government through this New Education Policy, aims to focus on the quality of education delivered and the way education is disseminated in the country from k-12 to higher education. According to a report, half of the students (50.3%) in schools lack basic reading ability and only 44.1% students of class 8th can do simple divisions, which necessitates an urgent need of improvement in education system.  

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