Maharashtra CM orders formation of panel over NEP implementation

Maharashtra CM orders formation of panel over NEP implementation The CM said that the existing laws will have to be amended to implement NEP 2020 (Picture Source: Twitter/ CMO Maharashtra)
Press Trust of India | Aug 21, 2020 - 9:20 a.m. IST
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MUMBAI: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday directed the authorities to set up a committee of experts to discuss the implementation of the Centre's new National Education Policy (NEP).

Speaking during a meeting, Thackeray said the NEP has several new concepts, for which the state government will have to amend the existing laws.

"The need of the hour is to have a discussion with researchers, education experts to discuss the policy, which has only been announced so far," a statement by the chief minister's office (CMO) quoted him as saying.

The state government has to see what changes can be accepted and what laws need to be amended, he added. Thackeray also called for removing the lacuna in the education system by enabling 100 per cent online and offline education for students in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also asked officials to check with the Centre if the academic year can be shifted to January to December. The NEP approved by the Union Cabinet last month replaces the 34-year-old National Policy on Education framed in 1986 and is aimed at paving the way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems to make India a global knowledge superpower.

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