New National Education Policy 2020 gets Cabinet Approval – Get Details Here. The National Education Policy (NEP) has been cleared by the PM Modi cabinet and the announcement will be made at 4pm on Wednesday, by Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Nishank and I & B Minister Prakash Javadekar. Also the Ministry of Human Resource Management, MHRD has been renamed as Education Ministry. Follow us to get regular updates.
The Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ had informed earlier that the new education policy, NEP would be resolving various issues in the education sector. He also said that the new policy would help the youth take up higher education more easily.
The Policy focuses on:
- Bringing uniformity in education
- Providing universal access to quality education
- Improving the quality of elementary education through a new national curriculum
Additionally the policy also focuses on special emphasis on socially and economically disadvantaged groups such as SC/ STs. It proposed a separate “Gender Inclusion Fund” for such groups and Special Education Zones for disadvantaged regions. It sets a target of 100% adult youth and adult literacy by 2030 and both centre and states will increase public investment on education to 20% in the next 10 years.
It also proposes that every State/ District will be encouraged to establish Bal Bhavans where children of all ages may wish to go once a week or more often, as a special daytime boarding school, to partake in art-related, career-related, and play-related activities.
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