Resist silent unrolling of NEP amidst the pandemic

The Central government’s move forcing states to implement NEP against the backdrop of Covid pandemic, should be resisted. NCERT had called a meeting with state council directors for drafting a curriculum framework which will replace the former framework by 2023. NCERT unilaterally discarded the concerns flagged by the directors about NEP. The move is a part of centralising and consequently corporatising the education sector. The controversial NEP which sabotages our federal nature of education, was cleared bypassing the parliament in 2020. The unobtrusive implementation exposes saffronisation of secular education, an agenda posited by RSS. Student organisations and parliamentarians should come forward to resist it from being implemented. KH Abdul Hadi Vice Presiden