A clause of making Hindi compulsory along with English and a regional language in the draft National Education Policy was not welcomed by the southern states. The HRD ministry has conceded to the demand and has decided to drop hindi learning clause. It has assured that the draft will undergo a minimum of two rounds of review before it is presented to the cabinet for approval. A meeting with the state education ministers is scheduled for 22nd June. All the important recommendations in the draft policy will be discussed.
As per the revised policy, students who would like to change one or more of the three languages can do so in grade 6 or 7, as long as they can have proficiency in three languages in their modular board examination some time during secondary school.
Source: Live Mint