National education policy to be planned with opinion of all
Agartala, September 19
Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has said a joint effort has been initiated from the national to the grassroots level to obtain opinion to prepared a national education policy.
She said: “The first regional meeting covering all the eight northeastern states held in Agartala Friday. The education ministers and representatives of these states gave their views on the proposed national education policy.” The minister, who left for Delhi on Saturday, said the gram panchayat level to district, state to national-level consultation on the education policy already begun across the country and the response was very enlightening.
She asked the institute to provide a list of foreign experts, who can be invited. she announced that The travel and other cost of the guest expert would be borne by my ministry and the deliberations would be video recorded for future use by the students.
Irani also asked the all concerned to share experience among the students of various NITs and IITs of the country and requested the NIT students to share their experience, knowledge and inventions with the people living adjoining the villages of their institute.
She also announced that a web portal “e-soudh-sindhu” would be launched by January next year and over 90,000 e-books and 10,000 journals of across the world would be available in the plat form.
The minister accompanied by HRD Secretary VS Oberoi (Higher Education) and SC Khuntia (School Education) held a meeting here on Friday with the education ministers of the northeast states to discuss the proposed national education policy.
Chakraborty said: “The eight northeast states along with most states of the country are not only against the ‘no-detention policy’ but are also in an awkward position due to the lack of trained teachers even though the Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009, made this mandatory.” The minister said the Left Front government strongly supported the plan for a new education policy, a process initiated by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government.