New Education Policy and Reservation: In the new National Education Policy, the Ministry of Education has issued a statement regarding reservation rules for SC, ST, OBC, and Divyang categories. The Union Minister of Education has responded to the letter which was written by CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi).
In this letter sent a few days ago, Sitaram Yechury questioned that there was no mention of reservation policies in admissions or teaching and non-teaching recruitments in the new education policy. What government New education policy SC, ST, OBC, and Divyang want to end reservation through 2020? ‘
Education Minister’s reply
Now Union Minister of Education, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank) has answered Yechury’s question through a letter. It states that –
Since the approval of the new Education Policy 2020, several exams like JEE, NEET, UGC NET, UGC NET, IGNOU have been conducted. Recruitment procedures also took place in many educational institutions. But we have not received any complaint of breach of reservation rules from anywhere. In such a situation, to raise such a question without any fact after 4-5 months after the announcement of NEP is beyond comprehension. ‘
‘I would like to reiterate that whatever successful policies and programs are going on to connect SC, ST, OBC, Divyang, and other socio-economically backward groups with education will continue. I would like to make it very clear that my Ministry will take every appropriate action on receiving any complaint in this regard.
NEP New cluster is created in
The Education Minister further wrote in the letter that ‘contrary to the claims of the abolition of reservation, the new education policy places special emphasis on linking the backward classes with education. For this, a cluster has been created under NEP, namely – Socio-Economic Deprived Groups (SEDG). ‘
‘Under this, special educational zones standing on the margins in the matter of education will be identified. There will be new campaigns and schemes along with the present to connect the backward communities with education.
Emphasis on ending gender discrimination
A provision of the Gender-I Inclusion Fund has also been made in the new education policy. Under this, schemes will be started to help backward social groups and biological groups on the basis of gender. Opening of the majority of schools and colleges will be encouraged.
Also Read: New National Education Policy 2020.(
(With input from PTI)