The ministry of human resource development (HRD) has set up a committee that will draft country’s third National Education Policy (NEP) since Independence.
The panel will be headed by former bureaucrat TSR Subramanian and will have four other retired bureaucrats as its members including Shailaja Chandra, former chief secretary of Delhi, and Sudhir Mankad, former chief secretary of Gujarat.
According to a senior HRD ministry official, the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), will act as its secretariat.
The committee is expected to submit the draft by the end of December. The committee will review the earlier education policies and the recommendations received from various quarters.
“Along with the draft education policy, the committee will also submit a framework for action,” said a senior government official.
The consultation process for the policy has been going on for quite some time and online talks were also held with leading subject experts. “In addition, several organisations and individuals have sent in their views, suggestions and inputs through post and email which have been collated,” added the official.
The first education policy was introduced way back in 1968 under the Indira Gandhi government following recommendations of the Kothari Commission.