President gives nod to rename HRD Ministry as Ministry of Education


New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the change in name of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as Ministry of Education.

A gazette 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.

It may be recalled that the name change was one among the many recommendations of the draft new National Education Policy (NEP), which was cleared during a meeting of the Union Cabinet in July.

In 1985, the Ministry of Education was renamed as the HRD ministry when Rajiv Gandhi was Prime Minister. The NEP was introduced in 1986 and was last amended in 1992.