UPSC CSE Mains Syllabus: GS-2- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, and Human Resources.

National Education policy in a nutshell – Teachers the torch bearers of the policy

School Education: 

Higher Education

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Teachers – cog in the wheel:

In the education system, the three critical elements are teachers, students and the ecosystem of the school such as infrastructure, play arrangements, facilities and the underlying compact with the institution. To encourage creative thinking in students, particularly first-generation learners, the teacher is the most critical component, guiding, encouraging and challenging students. Empirically, studies show government teachers are better qualified and trained, and if made to teach, they deliver better outcomes compared to teachers of the average private schools. But for the new paradigm of education there is a complete overhaul is needed.

A complete overhaul – what needs to be done:

Para- Teachers:

Fun and interactive learning at the early childhood stage will require trained para-teachers.

Political neutrality:

Appointment process:



NEP’s goals are noble. But the policy framework needs to be refined and its implementation needs more thought.

Source:”Hindustan Times”.


For the National Education Policy to be successful there is a need to focus on reforming the institution of the teachers. Elaborate.