Published: 01st August 2019
After all the raging debates over NEP, MHRD extends deadline again, suggestions invited till Aug 15
The first deadline to give feedback was June 30 but after activists and educationists protested, the deadline was extended it to July 31
As confusion and debate on the National Education Policy draft continue the Ministry of Human Resource Development announced August 31 as the deadline to send in suggestions. This is the second extension the MHRD has given to receive suggestions and feedback on the NEP, previously the deadline was July 31.
The MHRD website said — 'Comments and suggestions are invited till August 15, 2019, on firstname.lastname@example.org'
The first deadline to give feedback was June 30 but after activists and educationists protested, the deadline was extended it to July 31. Over one lakh feedback letters have already been received by the MHRD, sources have said.
According to Outlook, an official said, "Several parliamentarians had requested the minister to extend the deadline to submit feedback on education policy. The minister had also announced during the national conference on draft national education policy, organised by Prajapati Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya, that the deadline to provide feedback and suggestions will be further extended for two weeks."
The HRD minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal has been meeting with state ministers to decide on the NEP.
The NEP draft was prepared by a team headed by space scientist, K Kasturirangan and was uploaded on the MHRD website on May 31, educational institutes were given a month to give their feedback. The NEP has received scathing criticism from activists across the country.
From the three-language policy to the proposal to 'shut down' small schools, the NEP has received a lot of negative feedback. Concerns have been raised over the fact that it has not taken into consideration students from economically and socially weaker sections of society.