NEW DELHI: Over one lakh villages and 11 states have participated in the consultation process for formulation of the new education policy, the draft report of which is expected new year. In her blog, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said as of November 26, about 1,00,421 villages, 5155 blocks, 1201 ULBs, 573 districts and 11 states had uploaded their recommendations on the mygov portal.
Besides, over 29,000 citizens have submitted recommendations while 15,000 students have submitted their suggestions on education in India through the CBSE’s portal. UNESCO and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Education for Peace, Sustainable Development have undertaken a youth survey on the National Education Policy, the Minister, who said she made a nationwide tour herself to listen to all the stakeholders, said in her blog.
Unlike previous consultations, the Centre has adopted a broad-based approach, reaching out to people across the spectrum before finalising policy. The Ministry has targeted village education committees across 2.5 lakh gram panchayats with meetings in blocks, districts and urban bodies/municipalities.
“For the first time in independent India, citizens have been given the opportunity to participate in formulating the education policy,” Irani said.