Context: Recently, the Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL) has prepared a draft implementation plan to achieve the goals and objectives of National Education Policy (NEP), 2020.
More on the news:
- The implementation plan includes Task lists linking each recommendation with tasks, responsible agencies to carry out the task, timelines and outputs.
- ShikshakParv was organised from 8th to 25th September 2020 for discussing various recommendations of NEP 2020 and its implementation strategies.
- In 2016, the Committee for Evolution of the New Education Policy under the Chairmanship of T.S.R. Subramanian had submitted its report.
- In 2017, the Committee for the Draft National Education Policy was constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan, which submitted the Draft National Education Policy, 2019
- NEP 2020 has been formulated after the process of consultation.
- The NEP 2020 is the third in the series of National Education Policies (1968 and 1986 modified in 1992) in India and is the first education policy of the 21st century.
- NEP 2020 covers a wider spectrum of school education from pre-primary to senior secondary.
- The major portions of NEP will be covered under the new National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and centrally sponsored schemes.
Implementation plan for school education: The DoSEL has initiated implementation of NEP by undertaking following activities in accordance with the recommendations of the policy :
- Teacher training: To undertake 50 hours of mandatory Continuous Professional development of teachers. Initiative - NISHTHA for in service teacher training in the online mode on DIKSHA platform.
- National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Mission: In-principle approval has been given for setting up the National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Mission.
- E-learning has been expanded through DIKSHA: DIKSHA provides access to a large number of curriculum linked e-content through several solutions.
- ‘Manodarpan’ initiative: For mental health and wellbeing of students. It aims to provide emotional support and counselling to the students under distress.
- CBSE exam reforms have been initiated: CBSE will introduce improvement examination from the year 2021 and will introduce English and Sanskrit in 2 levels from the session 2021-22.
- Aligning existing schemes: Samagra Shiksha, Mid Day Meal and Padhna Likhna Abhiyan with the recommendations of NEP 2020.
- States and UTs: Are also constituting their own Task Force to steer implementation of the NEP provisions in their respective jurisdiction.
Source: India Era