Last year, the Government of India constituted a Committee for Evolution of the New Education Policy, which comprised Shri T.S.R. Subramanian, former Cabinet Secretary as the Chairman. This Committee was set up to make recommendations that would pave the way for a New Education Policy after a gap of nearly three decades.
The much awaited report of the committee for the evolution of a National Education Policy (NEP) has recently become available in the public domain, while not formally released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. It has been described as candid and bold in its appraisal of the education sector. The report draws from consultations undertaken by both the ministry and the committee which believes that it should be widely discussed for feedback and comments.
Towards this, CPR and National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) are co-hosting a talk by Shri T S R Subramanium on his understanding of the education sector and the Committee's recommendations and their implications for the new education policy. The talk will be followed by a Q & A and a discussion of the report.
Shri T S R Subramanian, a 1961 Batch IAS Officer, retired from public service after a distinguished career spanning 37 years serving with the Government of India. He has held the highest civil service position viz. the Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India, as also the position of Chief Secretary in Uttar Pradesh. Significant attempts at administrative reforms were initiated by him during his tenure as Cabinet Secretary: these include the first draft of the Right to Information Act, steps for bringing in transparency in Government activities, a Citizens Charter for all public service organizations and reforms in the telecom sector and a thrust towards improvement of the infrastructure. After retirement in 1998, Shri Subramanian regularly contributes in the media; also delivers lectures on diverse topics in many fora, including universities, and other institutions. He has also authored a best-selling book 'Journeys Through Babudom and Netaland – Governance in India', a critique of governance in India.
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