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Ministry of Education- Know Your Ministry

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Ministry Update

Time line

  • 1947 to 1985 – it works as ministry of Education
    •  Abul Kalam Azad was the 1st Education Minister (1947)
    •  National Education Day is celebrated on his birthday i.e. 11th Nov.
  • 1985-2020 – Ministry was renamed by the Rajiv Gandhi as MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource & Development)
  • On 29th July 2020 – With National Education Policy 2020, Ministry again renamed as Ministry of Education

Ministry Structure

  • Works in two department
    • Dept. of School Education & Literacy
    • Dept. of Higher Education

The main objectives of the Ministry would be:

  • Formulating the National Policy on Education and to ensure that it is implemented in letter and spirit
  • Planned development, including expanding access and improving quality of the educational institutions throughout the country, including in the regions where people do not have easy access to education.
  • Paying special attention to disadvantaged groups like the poor, females and the minorities
  • Provide financial help in the form of scholarships, loan subsidy, etc to deserving students from deprived sections of the society.
  • Encouraging international cooperation in the field of education, including working closely with the UNESCO and foreign governments as well as Universities, to enhance the educational opportunities in the country.

Constitutional Provision Related to Education

Part IIIFR’sArticle 13
article 15
Article 21A
Article 28
Article 30
Part IVDPSP’sArticle 37
Article 38
Article 39
Article 41
Article 45
Article 46
Article 47
Part IVAFD’sArticle 51A
Part IXPanchayat’sArticle 243B
Article 243G
11th Schedule
Part IXAMunicipalitiesArticle 243Q
Article 243W
12th Schedule
Part XSchedule & Tribals AreasArticle 244
5th Schedule
6th Schedule
Part XICenter & State RelationArticle 246
Article 254
7th Schedule
Part XVIIOfficial LanguageArticle 344
Article 350A
Article 351
8th Schedule

Days Celebration 🎉  Related to Education Ministry

Teachers Day5th SeptEvery year
Birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice-President of independent India and the second President of the country.
NoteWorld Teachers Day Celebrated on 5th Oct
International Literacy Day8th SeptEvery Year
Objective – to highlight the importance of literacy in life and remind ourselves of the status of literacy and adult learning worldwide
National Education Day11th NovEvery Year
Birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, eminent educationist and the first Education Minister of independent India
Children’s Day14th NovEvery year
Birthday of India’s First PM – PJ. Nehru
Note – Universal Children’s Day Celebrated on 20th Nov


Major Schemes Runs by Education Ministry

This section in under Updation


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