national education policy
Dr Sunita Gandhi, educationist, Lucknow
The policy suggests a public exam, similar to boards, for smaller classes like 3 and 6. This could force parents to send their kids to take additional coaching
After a gap of 34 years, on 29 th July 2020, the Union Cabinet approved the National Education Policy 2020. The new policy aims to pave way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems in the country. Additionally, the Cabinet has also approved the renaming of the Ministry of Human Resource Development to the Ministry of Education.
It is only a policy, not a law and as education is a concurrent subject, implementation of the proposals under the new NEP 2020 depends on further regulations by both States and the Centre.