This Section consists of 3 subsections. First, a listing of Official Documents related to the 2015 New Education Policy(NEP) concluding with an outline of the consultation process and framework.
The second subsection, NEP Developments, Jan. 2015 – Oct. 2015, deals mainly with the progress of the MHRD – scheduled NEP consultations from gram panchayat to state and zonal levels.
The third subsection, Formation of Subramanian NEP Drafting Committee and Related Developments, Nov. 2015 – May 2016 focuses on the formation of the 5-member Subramanian NEP Drafting Committee in early November and its subsequent consultations, including the various inputs it received.It concludes with the submission of its Draft NEP Report, and the subsequent conflict between Mr. Subramanian and Ms. Smriti Irani over placing this document in the public domain.
This Section chronologically outlines some of the important developments in NEP development – documents, strategy, MHRD schedule of consultations and its actual implementation, the formation of the Subramanian Committee and the submission of its report etc.. While there is some analysis of the lacunae in the quantity and quality of consultations and actual inputs, these are summarized and considerably extended in the next section.
For my detailed critical analysis of NEP Formulation, as well as other discussions and critiques, see the next section “Discussions/Critiques of NEP Formulation: Process and Content, June 2015 – June 2016”