HRD ministry denies reports of education policy panels recommendation to make Hindi compulsory

New Delhi | Union Human Resource and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday denied reports that Committee on New Education Policy (NEP) has recommended about making Hindi a compulsory language till grade 8th of the eduction system.

Taking on twitter the Union Minister wrote,” The Committee on New Education Policy in its draft report has not recommended making any language compulsory. This clarification is necessitated in the wake of mischievous and misleading report in a section of the media.”

According to sources, the Union Government is sensitive over the imposition of any compulsory language in the education system looking at its effect on the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha election.

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