President Ram Nath Kovind gave nop to the change in name of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as Ministry of Education, an official notification said.
A official notification published on Monday night said the President had given his nod to changing the name of HRD ministry to Ministry of Education.
The heading Ministry of Human Resources Development stands substituted to Ministry of Education, it said.
The ministry of education was renamed as the HRD ministry in 1985 during the tenure of then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The NEP was introduced the next year and it was later amended in 1992 as per reprt by PTI.
The Union cabinet approved the long-awaited new National Education Policy (NEP) Wednesday, and with this, the human resource development (HRD) ministry will officially be renamed the Ministry of Education, officials told ThePrint.
The idea behind changing the name is to give a clearer definition to the ministry’s work.