The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) has been renamed as Ministry of Education. The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
It is learnt that the Cabinet has also approved new National Education Policy and the formal announcement in this regard will be made during a press conference in the evening.
In May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had talked about the major reforms required in the education sector and he had laid special emphasis on the use of technology in the education sector.
According to the HRD Ministry, the National Education Policy was last modified in 1992. It is to be noted that the NEP was framed in 1986 and over three decades have passed since the NEP was last reformed.