The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is planning a meeting to discuss the status of implementation of the National Education Policy-2020 and to evaluate the education structure-specific responsibilities assigned to its partners working in the field.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh will consider the status of implementation of the National Education Policy-2020 and will review the education structure-specific tasks assigned by its partners working in the sector.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be present at the two-day meeting starting today in the national capital, RSS sources said.
On behalf of the union, senior official Suresh Soni is expected to attend the meeting. The ‘Education Coordination Meeting’ will be attended by keynote speakers from the All India Student Council, Vidya Bharati, Shiksha Sanskriti Uttan Nass, Board of Education of India and affiliated organizations including All India State Education Federation.
An annual feature for education-related policies, issues and consultations will see the presence of the ‘Minister of Organization’ and other senior officials from its six affiliated organizations at the meeting.
These senior officials will also examine the status of NEP implementation and the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on its implementation across the country, the source added.
“The RSS and its affiliates work on different fronts and sectors and education is one of them. So opinions and suggestions from people working in the organization are shared with government departments and ministries working in the field,” explained a senior RSS official.
Sources said that the focus is on the implementation of NEP-2020.
“The British-introduced education system needs to change. Our nation needs to reach its roots and implement its traditional education system,” the source said.
On July 29, 2020, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020, paving the way for large-scale transformational reforms in both school and higher education.
It is the first education policy of the 21st century and replaces the decades old National Education Policy (NPE), 1986. The implementation of NEP is being completed in phases.