New Education Policy to be implemented from next year, says Irani

November 5, 2014

The government of India is likely to implement the new education policy (NEP) with effect from next year, Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani told a national daily. "We will start a new educational policy soon. Educational policy takes seven months to three years and politicians, bureaucrats and experts draw it up. But there is need to involve principals, teachers and students," she added. Irani was present at a valedictory function of the 21st Annual Sahodaya conference of CBSE at neary Nedumbassery. Talking to principals and teachers from CBSE schools across the country and abroad, she said, "The future of the country lies in your hands. I say this not only as an HRD minister, but as also a mother of two CBSE school going kids", according to a newspaper. Citing the evolution phase of India, Irani said the nation's destiny has for too long been vested in those who did politics and now there was a chance to transform India for the better. "I stand here as witness of the desire of people to seek transformation and this cannot happen only in government. It should happen at the grassroots and teachers should be a vehicle to bring about the change," she said. The minister has also launched 'Saransh', a tool for complete self-review in schools. It will be helpful to school students, especially those with learning challenges.

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