For formulating the New Education Policy (NEP), a
collaborative, multi-stakeholder and multi-pronged consultation process was
undertaken by government including online, grassroots and national level thematic
Recently, human resources department issued a press
statement stating that one theme should be under School Education
"Promotion of Languages" and one under Higher Education "Promote
cultural integration through language" relates to languages out of 33
themes. In order to facilitate grassroots consultations, translation of
relevant question templates were done into 12 languages namely- : Assamese,
Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Sanskrit, Tamil,
Telugu and Urdu. It was done with the help of NCERT.
In August, meeting of Central Advisory Board on Education
(CABE) was held where NEP consultation process was discussed inviting views of
all states and members. States were requested to submit their views and recommendations
on NEP as grassroots consultation from village, block, and district to State
will take place through the State government machinery.
In September six zonal meetings were held by Minister of
Human Resource Development in Eastern, Central, North-Eastern, Western,
Southern and Northern Zones covering all States and UTs. The main agenda of
these zonal meetings was to discuss issue regarding regional languages.