Our Submission to the Ministry of Human Resource Development on the Draft National Education Policy 2019
20 August 2019 1:04 pm
Following the call of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for comments and suggestions on the Draft National Education Policy 2019 after the Committee for Draft National Education Policy submitted its report on 31 May 2019, Amnesty International India welcomes the opportunity to make the following submission.
While the draft Policy acknowledges that education must be directed at strengthening respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, Amnesty International India is concerned that the Policy does not incorporate the human rights framework in its recommendations and suggestions.
Amnesty International India’s submission draws on its ongoing work in India, which involves interactions with local and international non-governmental organisations, school-going children and their families, lawyers, governmental officials and individuals. The recommendations listed here are based on such interactions and the constitutional guarantees and standards set by various legal mechanisms at the national and international level.