Smriti Irani puts together new team of CABE

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Smriti Irani puts together new team of CABE

In a move towards reconstitution of the country's highest decision making body in education, Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), government has made selection of some 20 new members out of the total nominated 43 members.

In addition to the nominated members, the CABE comprises education ministers of all the states of India, six members of parliament, heads of various premier education bodies like CBSE, UGC, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration and heads of several other premier education bodies.

According to the PTI report, among the 20 members who have been selected include chairman of IIT- Delhi Vijay Bhatkar, Rohan Narayan Murty and Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Central University, SA Bari. Former chairman of Editors' Guild of India, DN Bezboruah, VC of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal Central University, Jawaharlal Kaul, and educationist Indumati Rao. The selection has been done by HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

The consultation process for formulating the policy was already launched on January 26.

Rohan Murty, the son of Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy, who is one among the selected members is believed to be of significance as he was the man behind the idea of publishing the classical texts of India.

There are reports that formulation of the new national education policy is on the cards and deliberations in this regard are expected soon