The name of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, i.e., MHRD has been changed to the Ministry of Education. The change in the name of the MHRD has been approved by the Union Cabinet. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is presently the Head of HRD Ministry.
The cabinet has approved the New Education Policy (NEP) and it will be disclosed today. Various changes will be brought in the educational system of school as well as college level. The NEP was first introduced in 1986 and revamped in 1992. Formerly of the 2014 elections, the NEP was a facet of the election pronouncement of BJP.
Ramesh Pokhriyal, The Union HRD Minister and Prakash Javadekar, Broadcasting Minister will address the media together today. They will briefly talk about the NEP and MHRD. The former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan headed the committee and implied changes in the educational system under the NEP.
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CHANGES SUGGESTED UNDER THE MINISTRY ARE AS FOLLOWS:-
• The Ministry of Human Resource Development ( MHRD) renamed as Education Ministry.
• The state-level education boards will be regulated by a central body.
• Numerous languages including regional languages will be taught.
Several other suggestions such as the National Tutors Programme (NTP), Remedial Instructional Aides Programme (RIAP), an expansion of the Right to Education (RTE) were also later pinched. The final notice regarding the changes is likely to be issued today.
The Ministry of Human Resource and Development, i.e., MHRD ( now known as, Ministry of Education) is accountable for the implementation of new Educational policies validated by the Union Cabinet of India. The MHRD is presently held by Ramesh Pokhriyal. It is split up into two departments, namely, the Department of School Education and Literacy, and the Department of Higher Education.
The Department of School Education and Literacy handles primary, secondary, and higher secondary education, adult education, and literacy. Whereas, the Department of Higher Education handles a university education, scholarship, technical education, etc. As of 26 September 1985, the former Ministry of Education operated under these two departments now.