order to come up with a new education policy for the country, the Union Human
Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has taken a call to replace a committee
constituted by the former HRD Minister Smriti Irani with a new committee which
will be headed by an educationist. However, the HRD Ministry declared that the
head of the committee for drafting new education policy would be announced
after November 10.
In order to discuss the formulation of new
education policy, a workshop has been scheduled for November 10. HRD Minister
Prakash Javadekar has invited Members of Parliament (MP) to get their expert
views regarding the education policy.
The new committee will take into account
suggestions given by state governments and concerned ministries while deciding
Although the committee formed by Smriti
Irani, under TSR Subramanian would be replaced, the new committee will view the
report of TSR Subramanian committee and all the suggestions of state
governments before finalising the draft.
For a while now, educationists and ministers
alike have been rooting for scrapping of ‘no-detention policy ‘and the current
government is in favour of this decision.
Although the TSR Subramanian committee has
suggested continuing with the no-detention policy, the Central Advisory Board
of Education (CABE) feels that the policy needs revision. This is also one of
the prime agendas of the New Education Policy. Prakash Javadekar, the HRD Minister, has
revealed that the new education policy will be implemented next year.
The 64th CABE meeting was held on Tuesday
and Mr. Prakash Javadekar presided over it. At the meeting, Mr. Javadekar
emphasised that ‘no-detention policy ‘ should be completely scrapped and schemes
for the formulation of new education policy were also discussed. CABE and
various other experts who were attending the meeting were of the opinion that ‘no-detention
policy ‘ has adversely affected the quality of education.