Ramesh Pokhriyal named as the new HRD Minister
Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal replaces Mr. Prakash Javadekar as the Human Resource Development Minister. The newly appointed HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal received the draft of National Education Policy. The aim of New Education Policy is to equip students with the essential skills and eliminate the shortage of educators in science, technology, academics and industry. There were many other changes in the committee that were being made, which includes renaming MHRD as Ministry of Education (MoE). The new policy would also reduce the content load on school education curriculum. The higher education programs will be re-structured, which will have multiple exit and entry options. The private and public institutes will be treated at par and education will remain a ‘not for profit’ activity. The New Education Policy will assist students to focus on overall development, which would improve the efficiency of students.