New education policy: Committee submits draft proposals
New Delhi: The report handed over to Union Human Resource Development Minister (HRD) by a committee headed by former union secretary TSR Subramanian along with popular opinions will form basis of new national education policy. Incidentally, the Government of India had last drafted its comprehensive educational policy in 1986.
The committee has proposed to make a rule that students till class V will not be failed by their respective schools. Previously, the rule was for till class VIII.
Proposals made by the committee:
- Proposed for setting campus of foreign universities in India.
- Such varsities will work under some rule and guidelines.
- The committee has also advised for audit of higher educational institutes.
- Advised for forming an all India level cadre for educational services like that of Indian Administrative Services (IAS).
- Minor changes in UGC and AICTE.
Former Delhi chief secretary Shailaja Chandra, former Delhi home secretary Sevaram Sharma, former chief secretary, Gujarat, Sudhir Mankad and former director of National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) J.S. Rajput were the other members of the committee.