“The education policy is not a property of an individual. We need to share it with the states and get their approval before making it public,” Irani said.
Her reaction comes in the wake of a statement given by former Cabinet secretary TSR Subramanium who said he will make the new policy public if the government did not do so.
Subramanium headed a five-member committee that formulated the new education policy and submitted it to the HRD ministry last month.
Irani said it was the first time in the country that an education policy had been chalked out after eliciting suggestions from students and their parents.
“We leveraged technology and received written suggestions from 1.10 lakh villages, over 5,000 blocks and 20 states,” Irani said while elaborating on the procedure adopted for receiving public suggestions.
The minister said the Modi government had added six IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management), two IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) and five IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) to provide quality education to the students.
She said the new education policy had done away with “no-failure” system and re-adopted the system to detain students after class five in case they fail to meet required educational standards, reported NDTV.