Author(s): Shashidharan M, Rajni Bansal, B S Hothi, Vijay Anant Athavale, Yogesh Mahajan, Shameem Anwar
There is a direction in our Indian constitution concerning Article 45 in Directive Principle of State Policy (DPSP), which states that all must be equally accessible for education. Since the Education is in Concurrent list, the state has to follow the center's instruction, but it is not mandatory. Now the primary education for children under the age of 6 to 14 years has become the fundamental right under Article 21A. The National Education Policy has made many new educational interventions such as the Mid-day meal scheme, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Navodaya Vidyalas, Kendriya Vidyalayas, etc. This National Education policy focuses on bringing changes in the traditional schooling pattern in school and higher education. The National Education Policy 2020 has been approved by the union cabinet headed by PM Shri. Narendra Modi. Hence replacing the Old National Education Policy, which is 34 years old, to gain globally competitive. The policy is well framed with five major key areas such as accessibility, equality, quality, affordability, and accountability. The United Nations Sustainable Development 2030 Agenda has set a benchmark for the National Education Policy. The National Education Policy is changing the Indian educational system into a globally competitive education system with the required flexibility. The multi-disciplinary aspect of the National Educational Policy will become a stepping stone for enhancing students' abilities.