New edu panel led by educationist may replace TSR Subramanian committee, to finalise policy

Published: 25th October 2016 01:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2016 06:26 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry plans to constitute a new committee for formulating the new education policy and it is likely to be headed by an educationist, a senior ministry official said — an indication that the TSR Subramanian-led committee, constituted to propose and draft the new education policy by former HRD minister Smriti Irani, would be replaced.

The official indicated that the decision on formation of new committee will be announced after November 10. The new committee will prepare the final draft of new education policy.HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has invited MPs for a daylong workshop on November 10 to get their views on the upcoming new education policy. State governments and ministries have already sent their inputs.

Official sources said the new committee would look into all the views and suggestions along with the report by the Subramanian led-committee, entrusted with preparing the new education policy. TSR Subramanian is a former cabinet secretary and  a 1961 UP cadre IAS officer.

The committee submitted its report in May suggesting measures that the country must take to improve the sector that caters to over 300 million students.Sources pointed out that the Narendra Modi government wants to go ahead with the detention policy in schools, which is being viewed as one of the reasons for deteriorating levels of education standards.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp