New National Education Policy aims to achieve 100% youth and adult literacy in coming years
The New National Education Policy has brought transformative changes in the education landscape. Launched in 2020 under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this policy aims to achieve 100 percent youth and adult literacy in the coming years.
The government has taken several measures to revamp all aspects of the education structure in the last nine years.
The new Education policy aims for universalization of education from pre-school to secondary level with 100 percent Gross Enrollment Ratio in school education by 2030.
This is the first education policy of 21st century and replaces the thirty-four-year-old National Policy on Education – 1986. Built on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability, this policy is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Addressing the post-budget webinar on Harnessing Youth Power – Skilling and Education in February this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the National Education Policy laid equal emphasis on both learning and skilling.
The National Education Policy focuses on transforming India into a vibrant knowledge society and global knowledge superpower through broad-based, flexible, multidisciplinary education.
Under the policy, the government is focusing to build a robust ecosystem to bolster research and innovation spirit in the young generation.
The government has launched a new scheme for the development of more than 14 thousand 500 schools across the country as PM SHRI Schools to showcase all components of National Education Policy.