- HRD ministry: Committee headed by an educationist to be set up to finalise new education policy
- The policy will incorporate feedback from stakeholders, ranging from states to the citizens
- Aim to make education both an emancipator and an enabler
In an exclusive interview with TOI on Thursday, HRD minister Prakash Javadekarsaid, “After receiving suggestions till September 30, the committee, essentially comprising educationists, will come out with a draft which will then be sent to the Cabinet.”
The larger philosophy behind the new policy will be to make education both an emancipator and an enabler while looking for ways to en courage innovation rather than relying on rote learning.
“There was some misunderstanding on the New Education Policy as the (work of) Subramanian committee was perceived as a bureaucratic exercise. It was a starting point. The title of the report was `evolution of new education policy’,” Javadekar said.
The minister added that even though the report was available on the National University of Educational Planning and Administration’s website and the HRD ministry’s 43-page input was in public domain, a hard copy was sent to each MP. “They should not have misconception that we have finalised something. It is evolution of new educational policy. All suggestions are welcome,” he said.