Union Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Shri Prakash Javadekar stated that the HRD ministry has introduced a 70-point grading index to assess the quality of school education offered by states.
A state performance grading will be done wherein the states will be marked out of 1,000 scores on 70 parameters.
By doing so the ministry expects that it will give the correct picture of where every state stands and will create an atmosphere of a fair competition to improve each other’s performances.
In another move, the ministry has also decided to print more books of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) as against only 2 crore books two years ago.
The ministry has set the target of printing 6 crore books this year so that the parents who want to send their wards to private schools, should get cheaper and quality books.
Also, the school curriculum will also be reviewed to ensure holistic education in which there will be time for physical education, value education, life skill education, and experiential learning.