Pune: In order to formulate the New Education Policy (NEP), the government has undertaken a collaborative, multi-stakeholder and multi-pronged consultation process.
The formulation process included online, grassroots and national level thematic deliberations.
According to HRD press statement, out of the 33 themes, one theme under School Education "Promotion of Languages" and one under Higher Education "Promote cultural integration through language" relates to languages.
For facilitating grassroots consultations relevant question templates were translated with the help of NCERT into 12 languages namely Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu
The NEP consultation process was discussed in the meeting of Central Advisory Board on Education (CABE) in August, for which views of all states and members of CABE were invited on the consultation process and the themes.
The entire grassroots consultation from village, block, district to State is through the State government machineries. States have also been requested to submit their views and recommendations on the New Education Policy.
Minister of Human Resource Development held six zonal Meetings in Eastern, Central, North-Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern Zones covering all States and UTs in September-October 2015. The meeting was attended by Education Ministers and officials of the respective States/UTs.