The Assam government will set up a 40-member committee as an initiation to the implementation of the New Education Policy (NEP) in the state, a minister shared on Saturday.
More about 40 member Panel
The panel will be headed by the education department’s principal secretary, will be set up by next week.“The committee will submit its report by December 31 and by January we want to prepare the blueprint for implementation in the state,” Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told in a press conference. The panel will be divided into several sub-groups to research and analyze the various aspects of the new policy.
Regarding Implementation of NEP in Assam
The implementation of NEP demand a certain structural framework and the committee will work towards ensuring a smooth transition, Sarma said.“The Assam government welcomes the new policy, which is a historic step as it will bring about the integration of different streams, art, culture, and languages, particularly the regional languages,” the minister said. Sarma highlighted that some of the reforms suggested in NEP have already been initiated in the state. It is a liberal policy with education to adopt the mother tongue or regional language till Class 5, universalization of education till Class 12, students getting the opportunity to pursue inter-disciplinary subjects in college, stress on vocational studies, among others, he said.