The Ministry of Education plans to invite an online public consultation inquiry regarding the development of a National Curriculum Framework (NCF) in the National Education Policy 2022
In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry of Education said multiple and diverse perspectives are likely to provide a practical roadmap for the smooth implementation of the NEP 2020 vision.
“Given the diversity of the country, to provide an opportunity for every stakeholder, whether or not they are a parent, teacher or student and willing to participate in the transformation of the education system in India, by sharing views on common concerns related to education, is the need of the hour.
These multiple and diverse perspectives are likely to provide a practical roadmap for the smooth implementation of the NEP 2020 vision,” the ministry said.
On July 29, 2020, the Union Government had announced the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which suggested the development of a National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for improving the quality of the education system.
Stakeholders – teachers, principals, head teachers, educators, parents, students, community members, NGOs, experts, public officials, artists, artisans, farmers and anyone interested in education education and teacher training – were invited to participate in this online survey conducted in 23 languages, including those placed in the Eighth Schedule of our Constitution.
“It is against this background that the Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L) of the Ministry of Education, Government of India has planned to solicit the views of various stakeholders through a online public consultation survey, which will help gather very useful and crucial inputs for the formulation of the National Curriculum Framework and also the subsequent design of the curriculum, textbooks and other teaching materials,” the statement added.
The ministry further said that a technology platform for the website and mobile app has been developed for large-scale and paperless execution of the works.
According to the ministry, the national focus groups and the national steering committee have also been engaged at the national level to deliberate on various issues and concerns, including interaction with various ministries, autonomous bodies, NGOs, businesses, philanthropic agencies, etc. and gather valuable inputs for the formulation of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF).
“A terms of reference document for the formulation of the NCF has been developed to guide stakeholders in the process,” he said.
The FNC process was initiated by the formation of the District Consultation Committees, State Focus Groups, State Steering Committee, National Focus Groups, and National Steering Committee.