Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank reviewed implementation of New Education Policy-2020 with the senior officials of the ministry. During the meeting, Mr. Pokhriyal recommended the constitution of a Task Force for coordinating implementation of the New Education Policy between Higher Education and School Education Departments of the Ministry of Education.
The Task Force will facilitate smooth transition of students from school education to higher education. The Minister suggested formation of a Review Committee and an Implementation Committee headed by Secretary, Higher Education in order to ensure speedy implementation of the policy.
Mr. Pokhriyal emphasised the need for shifting the focus from package culture to patent culture. He added that the National Education Technology Forum and National Research Foundation are critical for the success of the policy and directed the officials for their speedy establishment in the year 2021-22. He also stressed on enabling linkages between the industry and academia for better results.