Why India needs an absolutely free public education system

By - January 3, 2020

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January 3, 2020

The National Education Policy (NEP) is being finalized and after feedback from all stakeholders is likely to be submitted for approval shortly. The Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal confirmed this in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on December 5, 2019.

According to the PRS Legislative Research, the Draft Policy has suggested spending 6 per cent of GDP as public investment in education. Significantly, the first National Education Policy (NEP) 1968 had recommended public expenditure in education must be 6 per cent of GDP, which was reiterated by the second NEP in 1986.

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