What is SARTHAQ?
‘Students’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement through Quality Education (SARTHAQ)’–Implementation plan for National Education Policy 2020,
In pursuance of the goals and objectives of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and to assist States and UTs in this task, the Department of School Education and Literacy has developed an indicative and suggestive NEP Implementation Plan for School Education, ‘Students’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement through Quality Education (SARTHAQ)’.
What were the processes for developing SARTHAQ?
SARTHAQ has been developed through wide and intensive consultative process with States and UTs, Autonomous bodies and suggestions received from all stakeholders, around 7177 suggestions/inputs have been received from them. A teacher’s fest, the ‘Shikshak Parv’ was especially organised from 8 to 25 September 2020 for discussing various recommendations of NEP 2020 and its implementation strategies, this has attracted around 15 lakh suggestions.
The suggestions/ feedback received in this process have been analysed by experts groups and important suggestions given by the states and UTs and other stakeholders have been incorporated in the final implementation plan. Feedback from some states has not been received; however, the same will be incorporated in this plan as and when received.
What are the major focuses of SARTHAQ?
The major focus of SARTHAQ is to define activities in such a manner which clearly delineate goals, outcomes and timeframe i.e., it links each recommendation of NEP with 297 Tasks along with responsible agencies, timelines and 304 outputs of these Tasks. Attempt has also been made to ensure that the activities identified are built upon the existing structure rather than creating new structures. Thus, SARTHAQ takes care of the spirit and intent of the Policy and is planned to be implemented in a phased manner.