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Nishank takes charge of HRD Ministry

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' took charge of the HRD Ministry Friday with the senior ministry officials handing him over the draft of the much awaited New Education Policy (NEP).
The policy, an ambitious project of the previous Modi government, is expected to be on the agenda of Nishank, who started his career as a teacher in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated Saraswati Shishu Mandir.
The former Uttarakhand chief minister told reporters that he will be meeting officials of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and will chalk out a plan of action soon.
A committee headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan was formed to draft the new education policy by the HRD Ministry previously headed by Prakash Javadekar, who is now Information and Broadcasting minister.
Nishank, a PhD from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna University in Garhwal, has authored over 35 books.

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 5:30 PM IST

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