India’s new education policy will be formulated in consultation with the states and “Education will be given within the parameters of the constitution”, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has said. The minister countered Congress members apprehension about saffornisation of education as they has expressed.
Irani claimed that the education policy was earlier formulated on the basis of advice of a select few people. She further said that “We should go the blocks, to the districts, talk to states, make the new education policy through mutual consultations”.
The minister said the government was also paying attention to teachers’ training and Rs.900 crore have been allocated under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching.
She urged the MPs to monitor progress in construction of toilets in schools in their constituencies.