Kasturirangan Committee submitted the draft National Education Policy to the new Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal

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  • The K. Kasturirangan Committee submitted the 484-pages draft report of National Education Policy to the new Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal.
  • The report on the National Education Policy put on the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)’s website for suggestions from the public till June 30.
  • The Committee has recommended renaming Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as Ministry of Education (MoE).
  • The Draft National Education Policy 2019 is based on the foundational pillars of five components of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability.
  • The Kasturirangan Committee has also recommended major changes in the curricular and pedagogical structure with Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) as an integral part of school education.
  • The committee also proposed for the extension of Right to Education Act, 2009 to cover children of ages 3 to 18 instead of 6 to 14years.
  • The committee has also recommended a 4-year integrated stage-specific B.Ed programme for teachers which will be the minimum degree qualification.
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