union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on November 4 that the Centre is working on a scheme under which kids will be encouraged to educate their elders at home.
He visited a family in Jaipur and interacted with the children and urged them to educate their illiterate grandparents. "Preparations are underway and the scheme will be launched in two months. We will also issue study material," the minister said.
Javadekar, who is the BJP's poll in-charge in Rajasthan, interacted with people here and took their feedback about the government's work in the last five years.
State Health Minister Kalicharan Saraf, Mayor Ashok Lahoti and other leaders of the party accompanied him.
To improve standards in higher education, the Ministry of HRD announced some changes. Prakash Javadekar at a press briefing introduced new regulations for the appointment of teachers and more.
Here are 7 key takeaways from the press briefing:
1. Academic Promotion Index (API) based PBAS system has been scrapped. A new simplified teacher evaluation grading system has been introduced and research score added for universities to improve research input.
2. Incentives to teachers as provided in the earlier regulations of 2010 and subsequent amendments have been retained. These include incentives for MPhil/PhD.
3. Promotion criteria under CAS (Career Advancement Scheme) for university teachers have been made more research-oriented while in case of college teachers CAS criteria are more focused on teaching.
4. For the first time, provision for promotion in colleges will be up to professor level.
5. Special provisions for the recruitment of assistant professors in universities and colleges for PhD degree holders from a university/institution in the top 500 global rankings have been made.
6. The regulations mandate the introduction of a one-month induction programme for newly recruited assistant professors in universities/colleges/higher education institutions.