With the Union HRD Minister announcing that a new Education Policy is on the cards, there have been continuous allegations about what reforms may be introduced by the committee.
It is believed that one of the key recommendations in the report that the committee recently submitted to the HRD Ministry could be regarding the creation of an all new All India Education Service. The other recommendations made by the panel ranged from some fundamental structural changes to certain changes in pedagogy.
Notably, the All India Education Service isn't a new idea. It was first suggested in the decade of 1980s by Anil Bordia, the then education secretary to the Union Government. Although Kapil Sibal was in favor of the idea but he couldn't implement it during the tenure of the UPA government. One of the key leaders of the RSS, Dinanath Batra is also said to be in favor of establishing such a service in the country. Several rounds of consultations were held on this issue in the presence of a number of autonomous bodies, including the UGC (University Grants Commission), NCTE (National Council for Teacher Education), AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), NCERT (National Council for Educational Research and Training) and a number of other central Universities of repute.
The committee that put forward the recommendations was formed under the Chairmanship of T S R Subramanian, an ex Cabinet Secretary.