New Education Policy Pushed To March 2018, HRD Ministry Seeks Three-Month Extension

Swarajya Staff

Dec 22, 2017, 04:27 PM | Updated 04:27 PM IST

A government school in Uttar Pradesh.
A government school in Uttar Pradesh.

A panel appointed by the Ministry of Human Research Development (HRD) to draft a new National Education Policy (NEP) has asked an extension of three months till March 2018. The panel, headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan was originally set up by the ministry in June this year and was to submit its final report this month, reports Times Now.

The current NEP, framed in 1986, was last revised in 1992. A new NEP was among the poll promises of the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. The committee has eight other members that include mathematician Manjul Bhargava along with former IAS officer K J Alphonse.

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