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WB Govt, State Education Minister cautioned the Center against implementing the National Education Policy

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Employment News- West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu on Tuesday said the state government will not accept the Centre's efforts to impose the National Education Policy (NEP) on the state as Bengal has its own culture and education system. Basu cautioned that since education is in the concurrent list, the central government should not try to impose its views through the new policy.


Basu told reporters, "Education is in the concurrent list in the Constitution. This is a delicate subject. If the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government tries to adopt a 'Tughlaqi' attitude, we will not accept it. . Whatever is worth accepting, we will accept it. We will take a decision on this as per the instructions of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.


Center's focus on National Education Policy
The central government has full focus on the National Education Policy. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held a meeting with senior officials of the Ministry of Education on Tuesday (November 16) to review its implementation. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan emphasized on the integration of local languages ​​in professional education during the meeting, along with he also talked about vocational education in local languages. Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted that he reviewed the status of implementation of the National Education Policy with the Union Minister of State for Education Dr. Subhash Sarkar and officials of the Ministry of Education. The way forward for fast-tracking implementation was also discussed.

In another tweet, Pradhan said, "With a vision of the future, local engagement and a global outlook, we are working towards making the vision of NEP a reality and developing a more vibrant education ecosystem." He said that the new education policy will lay the foundation of 21st century India.

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