Cabinet approves new National Education Policy, HRD ministry renamed as education ministry

NEW DELHI: The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) and renamed the HRD ministry as education ministry, officials said. A panel led by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Kasturirangan had submitted the draft of the new NEP to Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ when he took charge last year.
The draft was then put in public domain to seek feedback from various stakeholders and over two lakh suggestions were received by the HRD ministry about the same.
“The policy draft has been approved. The Ministry has been renamed as Education Ministry,” a senior HRD ministry official said.

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