The National Policy on Education was framed in 1986 and modified in 1992. Since then several changes have taken place that calls for a revision of the Policy. The Government of India would like to bring out a National Education Policy to meet the changing dynamics of the population’s requirement with regards to quality education, innovation and research, aiming to make India a knowledge superpower by equipping its students with the necessary skills and knowledge and to eliminate the shortage of manpower in science, technology, academics and industry. For this purpose, 33 themes have been identified for discussions . There are 13 themes for School Education.
The objective of the grassroots consultations is to formulate a new Education Policy for the countrythrough an inclusive, participatory and holistic approach. The grass root consultation process will be initiated at the Village level moving upwards to the Block, District and State Levels for themes of School Education.