Government Initiative so far

  • The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) launched the National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancements (NISHTHA) recently, aimed at training over 42 lakh teachers across the country.
  • The ministry of human resource development and the National Council for Teacher Education in collaboration with non-government stakeholders launched the National Teacher Platform or Diksha in 2017.
  • Diksha is envisioned as a one-stop solution to address teacher competency gaps through courses that address their skill gaps and by empowering them to “learn what they want, where they want”.
  • State initiatives like RISE (Rajasthan Interface for School Educators), Rajasthan’s version of Diksha.
  • National Council for Teacher Educationplans and co-ordinates the development of teacher education system throughout the country.
  • Justice Verma Commission and Poonam Batra Committeewas appointed to look into teacher education. Their recommendations were based on creating new teacher education programmed in multi disciplinary environments.