No intention to impose any language on any region, says HRD Ministry

The Centre has clarified that it has not taken any decision on the three-language system as suggested in the draft New Education Policy (NEP) prepared by a panel headed by eminent scientist K Kasturirangan.

In a statement issued yesterday, Human Resource Development Ministry said, this is a draft policy submitted by the committee and is placed for the views of the general public. The HRD ministry said, the final decision will be taken after consulting state governments and getting feedback from the public. 

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank also clarified that it is just a recommendation and not a government policy. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already said that no particular language will be imposed on any region. 

Mr Nishank said it is just a draft and government will be collecting information from various states and then it will have further discussions.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar also said that Modi government has always promoted all Indian languages and there is no intention of imposing any language on anybody. 

The committee led by former ISRO Chief K Kasturirangan submitted the draft education policy to the HRD Minister on Friday.

The panel was constituted by Mr Javadekar when he was the HRD in the previous government. 

The Hindu

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