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NEP-2020 implementation in J&K | 9-member panel to review, analyse policy recommendations

01:48 AM May 19, 2024 IST | SHUCHISMITA

Jammu, May 18: A nine-member panel will conduct a comprehensive review and analysis of the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 recommendations, aligning with its objectives vis-a-vis its implementation in J&K.

The panel, comprising officers and officials of the School Education Department (SED), has been constituted for the drafting and continuous updation of the status document on the implementation of NEP-2020 in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.


It (committee) has been tasked to develop a detailed action plan for the implementation of NEP 2020, including timelines and milestones. It will work under the supervision of the Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, J&K, and the UT-level Nodal Officer for the implementation of NEP-2020.

However, the Director of Planning in the School Education Department will monitor the monthly progress in this regard from the administrative level.


The panel will establish mechanisms for monitoring progress and evaluating the effectiveness of the implementation efforts, ensuring alignment with the NEP indicators and will also identify capacity-building needs and initiatives required to support its (NEP) implementation.

It will comprise Suraj Singh Rathore, presently working as Joint Secretary, JKBOSE; Sindhu Kapoor, Joint Director, SCERT, J&K; Javid Ahmad Banday, in-charge Principal, BHSS Beerwah, Budgam; Deepak Sharma, Principal, HSS Binoon, Kishtwar; Arshid Hussain Zargar, Lecturer Electronics, HSS Hiller Anantnag; Ruheed Gul Baldev, in-charge Lecturer Botany, HSS Wanpoh, Anantnag; Jawaz Iqbal teacher, HS Bhartund, Batote, Ramban; Alka Sharma, teacher, HS City Chowk, Jammu and Sohail Wani, Teacher, HSS Jodhpur, Doda.

As per the terms of reference specified in the order issued by SED Administrative Secretary Dr Piyush Singla, another significant mandate of the committee will be to facilitate engagement with stakeholders, including government agencies, educational institutions, civil society organizations, and experts in the field of education.

Besides, it has been tasked to advocate for policy changes and reforms necessary to align existing education policies with the goals of NEP 2020.

It will maintain records of all activities, decisions, and outcomes of the NEP Cell and prepare periodic progress reports for submission to the relevant authorities.

The panel has been directed to coordinate with other government departments and agencies involved in education-related initiatives to ensure synergy and avoid duplication of efforts, as per the coordination mechanisms outlined in the policy.