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Recent Initiatives of NEP-2020

Posted on : 03 Sep 2021

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The Government of India (GoI) on 24 August 2021 launched various initiatives of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.


  • These initiatives were launched jointly by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Virender Kumar in New Delhi.

  • These initiatives seek to make education more inclusive and prepare students for 21st century.

Key Points about the initiatives launched:

  • The Ministers also launched Booklet on the 1-year-NEP-2020 Acheivement Document.

  • They also launched the National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy Bharat FLN tools.

  • Along with, ‘Priya’- Accessibility booklet, resources on DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure fro Knowledge Sharing) platform, virtual school on National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), Alternate Academic Calendar 2021-22 of NCERT, NIPUN Bharat Mission were also launched to mark the occasion.

  • The Government urged both the Departments of School Education & Literacy and Department of Higher Education to take up the task of creating accessible educational infrastructure and content on a mission mode, consistently progressing towards Inclusive Education which is a vital component of the new NEP.

About Booklet on one-year NEP-2020 Achievement Document:

  • A booklet on one-year achievements of the National Education Policy Implementation was unveiled.

  • The booklet has been prepared by the department of school education and literacy, ministry of education in order to commemorate one year of the implementation of NEP 2020.

About Priya -The Accessibility Warrior:

  • "Priya -The Accessibility Warrior" will sensitize the students on accessibility related issues for Divyangs.

  • Special emphasis has been laid to make the booklet simple, interesting and interactive to create awareness on accessibility in children right from their formative years.

  • It is the outcome of collaborative efforts of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Department of School Education and Literacy.

  • It provides glimpses into the world of a girl named Priya who met an accident and could not walk, due to plastered leg.

  • The story depicts how Priya managed to participate in all activities at school, and in the process learnt the importance of the accessibility.

  • She, therefore takes the pledge of being an accessibility warrior.

  • The comic book is also available with Indian Sign Language (ISL) explanatory videos.

About Virtual School of NIOS:

  • Virtual School of NIOS is first-of-its-kind initiative in the country which will provide advanced digital learning platforms through Virtual Live Classrooms and Virtual Labs.

  • This school is a new model of learning and is an example how leveraging technology and innovation can facilitate greater inclusion in education.

About Alternate Academic Calendar 2021-22 of NCERT:

  • Alternate Academic Calendar of NCERT has been developed to facilitate teachers and parents to assess the progress in the learning of children.

  • It contains week-wise plan of interesting and challenging activities, with reference to learning outcomes, themes and chapters taken from syllabus or textbook.

About NIPUN Bharat Mission:

  • NIPUN Bharat Mission aims to ensure that every Indian chid attains foundational literacy and numeracy by the end of Grade 3, by; 2026-27.

  • The main objective of this initiative is to cover the learning needs of children under the age group of 3-9 years.

  • This mission has been launched under the aegis of the centrally sponsored scheme of 'Samagra Siksha'.

  • It will be implemented by the Department of School Education and Literacy.

  • NIPUN Bharat FLN tools and resources has been made available under a separate vertical for FLN resources developed under DIKSHA to assist and mentor States/UTs and teachers for implementing NIPUN Bharat guidelines.

  • This vertical has infographics and videos on learning outcomes and assessment tools for teachers to facilitate them.


  • The Government is working towards digitalization of education and strengthening the sector so the initiatives are aimed at promoting inclusive education and bringing transformative changes in the lives of disabled.

  • The National Education Policy also seeks to help boosting the country’s development.

About MoE:

  • MoE refers to the Ministry of Education.

  • It was formerly known as the Ministry of Human Resource Development (1985–2020).

  • The ministry is responsible for the implementation and formulation of the National Policy on Education approved by Union cabinet of India and to ensure that it is implemented in letter and spirit.

  • The Ministry is further divided into two departments.

  • They are, the Department of School Education and Literacy, which deals with primary, secondary and higher secondary education, adult education and literacy and the Department of Higher Education, which deals with a university education, technical education, scholarship, etc.

  • The current Union Minister of MoE is Dharmendra Pradhan.

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