NEP: state completes consultation process

95049821-1024x768Panaji:The state has completed the consultation process with various stakeholders on new National Education Policy (NEP).

The policy will be aimed to make India a knowledge superpower by equipping  students with the necessary skills and knowledge

It will meet the requirements such as quality education, innovation and research.

It will be targeted at eliminating the shortage of manpower in science, technology, academics and industry.

State level consultation meeting on school education and higher education for NEP was held on Tuesday at Porvorim under the chairmanship of the Education Secretary Virendra Kumara; it was attended by over 50 to 60 educationists, including director of Higher Education Bhaskar Nayak, director of technical education Vivek Kamat, director of education Gajanan Bhat, and director of NCERT, Nagraj Hunekeri.

The state had earlier held consultations at panchayat, block and district levels as the central government has embarked on a time-bound grassroots level consultative process for formulating the new policy.

It may be recalled that the National Policy on Education was framed in 1986 and modified in 1992.

Since then several changes have been carried out, and as the need to revise the policy was felt.

In 2014, after the NDA government came to power at the Centre, the Ministry of Human Resources Development  initiated the process to prepare a new education policy.

“The process of consultation at all levels has been completed in Goa, and we will upload all the suggestions received from various stakeholders on the website of the Ministry of HRD soon,” said senior officials, after the meeting.