The Union Ministry of Education has constituted a 40-member compliance committee headed by the Secretary of Higher Education to implement the recommendations of the new National Education Policy related to higher education in a ‘time bound and phased manner’.

Officials of the Ministry of Education told the language that in accordance with the National Education Policy 2020, it was decided to constitute a compliance committee under the chairmanship of the Secretary of Higher Education in the Ministry of Education after obtaining approval of the competent authority.

According to the order letter of the Ministry, the Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the IIT Council have been made members.

The Joint Secretary in the Department of Higher Education has been made the Member Secretary of this committee. Apart from this, representatives of NITI Aayog, representatives of Department of Science and Technology, representatives of Department of Biotechnology have been made in this committee.

The compliance committee includes representatives from several other ministries, including the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Minority Affairs.

The order letter states that the ‘Compliance Committee will ensure the implementation of various aspects of the new National Education Policy linked to higher education in an appropriate and time bound manner so that the goals of the policy can be achieved in a clear and phased manner.

It is worth mentioning that last month, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had a review meeting with senior officials of the ministry on various aspects related to compliance and implementation of the new education policy 2020 and in that meeting a suggestion to set up a compliance committee . According to information received from the Ministry, 181 works were identified in relation to compliance with the National Education Policy at the level of higher education.

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