Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal held a high-level meeting with senior Ministry of Education officials at his residence to review progress in implementing the new 2020 education policy and suggested setting up a task force and two committees to facilitate its implementation.
Officials said the education minister reviewed progress in implementing NEP 2020 during the hour-long meeting.
During the meeting, the NEP 2020 goal of universalizing education from kindergarten through high school was discussed.
The Union’s cabinet approved the new education policy in July last year, which has several objectives, including the universalization of education from preschool to high school. Pokhriyal also urged that the National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) and the National Research Foundation (NRF), two key elements of the 2020 NEP reform agenda, be established between 2021 and 2022.
According to a statement from the ministry, Pokhriyal called on stakeholders to ensure synergies between NEP implementation and existing government policies. He also noted that he allows connections between industry and science for better results. In July last year, the Union Cabinet approved NEP-2020, which replaced the 1986 education policy, with the aim of universalizing education from kindergarten through high school. NEP 2020 calls for the creation of a large multidisciplinary institution of higher education (HEI) in or near each district by 2030.
The policy also calls for doubling the gross enrollment ratio (GER) in education. higher, from 26.3% today to 50% in 2025.