The Union Human Resource Development Ministry on July 26 said that it would accept suggestions and views on the New Education Policy (NEP) till August 16 instead of the earlier deadline of July 31. “The last date for submitting views or suggestions has been extended up to August 16, 2016,” the ministry said in a statement.
The HRD ministry has put on its website a gist of several recommendations made by the committee headed by former Cabinet Secretary T S R Subramanian on which it has sought comments. The entire report has also been put on the website of the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA).
Last week during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar had also said that last date for getting suggestion on NEP has been extended.
“Suggestions were invited from all on it till July 31, but we want that all MPs should also make their suggestions on the draft policy and we would be ready to accept them till August 15,” Javadekar had told the Upper House.
To a question on whether the new policy proposes morning prayers, he denied so saying, “there is no such proposal”.
Javadekar said education was an issue that concerned everyone and should be made a national mission and that is why government has come out with a draft education policy and suggestions on it will now be accepted till August 15.
“The last education policy was made in 1986 and implemented in 1992. That is why there is need for a good policy that would take the country forward. We have come out with the draft education policy after holding several rounds of discussions across the country.
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