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  • Draft National Education Policy revised; choice of available languages left to state boards

    Published on June 4, 2019

    The Kasturirangan committee has revised the Draft New National Education Policy and effected some changes in the three-language formula.

    The committee yesterday informed the government that there had been an inadvertent error in the draft submitted for public feedback.

    The committee said the revised draft has now been uploaded for feedback from states and public for a period of 30 days.

    The government has clarified that the draft was recommendatory and has been revised to say the students be given flexibility over choice of language under the three-language model in the schools. In the revised draft thee choice of available languages has been left to the state boards.

    HRD Secretary R Subrahmanyam has reiterated that the draft is not government policy but recommendations of the committee.External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had also said that the all stakeholders – general public and state governments – will be consulted before taking a final call on the three-language norm.