The HRD ministry has said it would set up a committee headed by an educationist to finalise the new education policy.
In an exclusive interview HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said, "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.
Javadekar said "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."
He also said "1.10 lakh villages were consulted, more than 4,000 block-level and the `mygov' platform received 29,000 suggestions. The suggestions ran into millions of pages. TSR Subramanian committee also did its own consultation."
The minister further added "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 finalized something. It is evolution of new educational policy. All suggestions are welcome"