KOLKATA: Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani today said the new national education policy would be finalised only after taking into account the views of all state governments, academicians and child psychologists.
"We have requested all state governments to put their views in writing to us. Only after taking a comprehensive view of all written feedback we receive from all state governments, deliberations with academicians and child psychologists, we will reach a final conclusion," Irani said.
The HRD Minister was here for a day-long meeting with education department representatives of eastern states of West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand. Irani said recently at the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) meeting 20 state ministers had unanimously backed the need to amend the Right To Education Act to enable yearly examinations and detention of poor performers.
She said the first draft of the new education policy, upon which they will have further deliberations on, will be out by December.
"I will be visiting certain institutes across the country (in the last phase) to understand the need of the parents and students about the policy," the minister said.
West Bengal Education Minister Partho Chatterjee said education is in the concurrent list and everyone must respect the federal structure.