Smriti invites suggestions on education policy

‘This is first ever attempt to involve average citizen in policy-making’

April 25, 2015 12:26 am | Updated December 04, 2021 11:35 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday described the decision to invite suggestions from all and sundry on the new education policy — to be unveiled later this year — as the “first ever attempt where an average citizen of the nation gets involved in policy-making which has otherwise remained the preserve of a few.”

‘Suggest changes’

In an informal interaction with mediapersons after introducing Pune-based Nawaj Sheikh — whose logo has been selected for the new education policy — Ms. Irani said citizens and State governments had been asked to highlight bottlenecks in the education system and suggest changes.

On how this would all be put together — given that anyone can post a suggestion on the government’s online platform ‘’ — the Minister said each State government would collate views drawn from villages and towns and send these reports to the Ministry.

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