The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, has given instructions to appoint a committee of education experts and practitioners to deal systematically with the implementation of national education policy in the state.
“CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray at a meeting to discuss the new national education policy that was tasked with appointing a committee of education experts and practitioners to systematically approach the implementation of national education policy in the state,” tweeted CMO Maharashtra.
The Union’s Cabinet recently approved the 2020 National Education Policy, which envisages major reforms in higher education, including a target of 50 percent gross enrollment by 2035 and the provision of multiple entries and exits.
The most important reforms in school education brought about by NEP 2020 include the universalization of early childhood care education (ECCE), the national mission to focus on basic knowledge and numeracy skills, no rigid separation between art and science flows and the lifting of the separation between work, science and curriculum and outside of school.
At a meeting with the Ministry of Forests, Industry, Environment and Mining to Conserve the Biodiversity of the Western Ghats, Thackeray said the state government is committed to protecting and preserving the Western Ghats and will not allow non-forestry activities.