National: Consultation for New Education Policy

The Opportunity

The National Policy on Education was framed in 1986 and modified in 1992. In 2015, the Government of India undertook a year long consultation process to draft a National Education Policy that would meet the changing dynamics of the population’s requirement with regards to quality education, innovation and research, and to eliminate the shortage of manpower in science, technology, academics and industry.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has undertaken the initiative of seeking inputs from civil society organisations, educationists and citizens at large for shaping the New Education Policy.

CSF’s Role

Building on evidence from national and international education reform efforts, Central Square Foundation (CSF) identified several key measures we believe are critical for transforming India’s education system.

CSF shared these measures through the various channels. We posted our inputs on the mygov portal and shared our thoughts in consultations held by Ambedkar University and CUTS International . We were also invited to present our measures at Government of Maharashtra’s state level consultation.

The Department of School Education and Literacy invited us to the National Level Conference for thematic discussions on ‘Theme-I: ‘Ensuring Learning Outcomes in Elementary Education’ . Our contributions were recognized and we presented our inputs to the National Education Policy drafting committee directly.