EducationGeneral Studies II


Ministry of Education


Recently, the education minister released an indicative and suggestive implementation plan for school education called SARTHAQ

On April 8, 2021, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched a National Education Policy (NEP) Implementation Plan for School Education called ‘Students’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement through Quality Education (SARTHAQ)’. It will help in achieving goals & objectives of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

  • SARTHAQ has been developed by the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education.
  • It has been released as part of celebrations leading to ‘Amrit Mahotsav’ on 75 years of Indian Independence.
  • It is the Plan of Action of NEP 2020 and outlines an implementation plan for the next 10 years.
  • Ramesh Pokhriyal also chaired a high level meeting on implementation of NEP 2020 in New Delhi.

Key Points of SARTHAQ

  • It has been developed after a wide & intensive consultative process with states & UTs.
  • A Teacher’s fest ‘Shikshak Parv’ was organized in September, 2020 for discussing recommendations of NEP 2020.
  • SARTHAQ will focus on outlining goals, outcomes & timeframe i.e links recommendations of NEP with 297 Tasks along with responsible agencies, timelines and 304 outputs of these Tasks.
  • It will be updated time to time based on inputs/feedback received from the stakeholders.

Expected outcomes

The implementation of SARTHAQ is expected to bring many changes in the entire education system, they are

  • Development of New National & State Curriculum Frameworks for School Education, Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), Teacher Education and Adult Education, which will help in curriculum reforms.
  • Increase in Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER), Net Enrolment Ratio (NER), transition rate and retention rate at all levels. Reduction in drop outs & out of school children.
  • Improvement in quality of Teacher Education Programme & infrastructure facilities of Schools.
  • Uniform standards in learning outcomes and governance across public and private schools.
  • Integration technology for educational planning and governance & availability of ICT (Information & Communication Technology) across schools.



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