NEP 2020: No Plan to Revise Reservation Norms, Says Education Minister
The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on September 14 said that there is no plan to revise the existing reservation norms under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Nishank made the statement in response to a written question raised in the Lok Sabha about whether the government has any plans to revise the existing reservation norms in the new National Education Policy 2020.
The NEP approved by the Union Cabinet on July 29, is the first education policy of the 21st century that replaced the thirty-four-year-old National Policy on Education framed in 1986. The new NEP is aimed at paving a way for 'transformational reforms' in schools and higher education systems to make India a 'Global Knowledge Superpower'.
Nishank also said that the government is taking multiple initiatives to effectively implement the NEP 2020 at all levels. Replying to the written question he said, "NEP 2020 is finalized after a detailed consultation process with the stakeholders including State/UT Governments. As per NEP 2020, implementation of the policy requires multiple initiatives and actions to be taken by multiple bodies in a synchronized and systematic manner."
The Ministry of Education is also organizing 'ShikshaParv' from September 8 to 25, 2020 to deliberate on various themes and implementation of NEP 2020.
"There can be no joy greater than reading and no friend greater than knowledge" Hon'ble PM Shri @narendramodi— Ministry of Education (@EduMinOfIndia) September 8, 2020
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