Amidst the government’s initiative to seek suggestions from teachers, parents and educationists on new education policy, Smriti Irani has said that it would help bring about positive changes in the education system in the country that would equally benefit both, the students and their parents. “Initiatives like e-pathshala and ‘Saaransh’ will help the students and parents”, Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smriti Irani said in the Lok Sabha, while replying to questions on the proposed new education policy of the Narendra Modi government.
According to IANS, the minister said that the students would be empowered through the new education policy, and added that she is yet to receive inputs though she has sent letters to all the members of the Lok Sabha on the issue.
“Under the e-pathshala programme, books will be made available online, free of cost. These will be available on mobile phones also”, she told the house. Under the initiative namely, ‘Saaransh’, parents would be directly involved in the activities of their children in school and can get in touch with teachers directly through it and learn about their child’s development”, she said.
Irani has also said in the Lok Sabha that the government would come up with the new education policy next year. According to PTI, HRD Minister, Smriti Irani said that the proposed new education policy would “fructify next year”, amid a series of questions on the involement of stakeholders from the grassroot level to frame the new policy. “The government has undertaken an unprecedented collaborated, multi-stakeholder and multi-pronged consultation process for formulating the new education policy. (The consultation process) included online, grassroots and national level thematic deliberations,” she said during the question hour.