The Tamil Nadu School Education Department has formed a 13-member high-level committee to deal with National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 to advise the government on bilingual policy and other issues.
In describing the functions and other areas of responsibility for the panel of experts, the government said it would “advise the Tamil Nadu government on policy response in all priority areas of the 2020 National Education Policy, provided that Tamil Nadu State continues its bilingual policy. “
It will “advise on the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020, which is relevant for Tamil Nadu in the short, medium and long term, based on the availability of resources,” added the government.
The Committee is expected to present its final report, after appropriate consultation of all relevant stakeholders, within one year of the date of its constitution.
The expert panel is assisted by the Director of School Education and the State Project Director Samagra Shiksha in facilitating their work.
The government added that in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the committee can hold its meetings virtually if necessary.
The Cabinet of the Union on July 29th approved the 2020 National Education Policy, which envisages major reforms in higher education, including a target of 50 percent gross enrollment rate (GER) by 2035 and a multiple entry and exit rule.