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New Education policy to focus on consensus not conflict

Javadekar’s 43 pages long summary of the policy has invited criticism for being incomplete

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 30 2016 1:34PM | Updated Date: Jul 30 2016 1:37PM

New Education policy to focus on consensus not conflict

Demo Photo of Prakash Javadekar


The Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has come up with a New Education Policy for which he has not just extended the date for public comments, but also the hard copies have been sent to members of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

 43 pages long summary of the policy has been inviting criticism from various authorities. Amidst this, the ministry officials have also admitted that they could have released the entire report in public domain. 
 The criticism is apparently based on two points. The first one says that the report does not enclose making of Class X board examination compulsory but says that there should be two levels for science and mathematics. 
 The second issue happens to be is politics on university campuses. Interestingly, the ministry has not yet reacted on the issue. 
 Meanwhile, the officials say that the focus now will be to minimize conflict and evolve consensus. In the coming days the minister is likely to meet representatives of student and teacher bodies of different ideological persuasions.
 Also, the minister has assured that the issues would get clear as government finalizes the policy.