SARTHAQ plan is interactive, flexible and inclusive: Union Education Minister Pokhriyal

The Samikhsya Bureau

NEW DELHI:  Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank chaired a high level meeting on implementation of National Education Policy (NEP-2020) in New Delhi today. Secretary, Higher Education, Amit Khare; Secretary , School Education, Anita Karwal and senior officials of the Ministry were present in the meeting.

In pursuance of the goals and objectives of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 issued on 29th July, 2020 and to assist States and UTs in this task, the Department of School Education and Literacy has developed an indicative and suggestive Implementation Plan for School Education, called ‘Students’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement through Quality Education (SARTHAQ)’.

This implementation plan was released today by the Education Minister.

The plan keeps in mind the concurrent nature of education and adheres to the spirit of federalism. States and UTs are given the flexibility toadapt this plan with local contextualization and also modify as per their needs and requirements.

This implementation plan delineates the roadmap and way forward for implementation of NEP, 2020 for the next 10 years, which is very important for its smooth and effective implementation.

SARTHAQ has been developed through wide and intensive consultative process with States and UTs, Autonomous bodies and suggestions received from all stakeholders; around 7177 suggestions/inputs were received from them.

A teacher’s fest, ‘ShikshakParv’ was especially organized from 8th to 25th September 2020 for discussing various recommendations of NEP 2020 and its implementation strategies, which attracted around 15 lakh suggestions.