New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Monday said as per National Education Policy (NEP), 2020, each teacher is expected to participate in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for minimum 50 hours in a year.
In a written reply to a question during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, the Minister said the Central Government has launched an integrated teacher training programme for the holistic development of school heads and teachers named NISHTHA.
The programme aims at capacity building of Teachers, Heads of Schools, and Key Resource Persons (KRPs) from all parts of the country including remote areas, rural areas and backward villages.
In view of the impediments arising due to Covid-19 pandemic, this training program has been made 100 percent online as per the requirements of learning and teaching.
So far, 17,23,068 teachers, school heads and KRPs have been trained through face to face mode, and about 23 lakh teachers, school heads and KRPs have been enrolled in online mode.
Education, being in the concurrent list of Constitution of India, States and UTs are also required to plan and implement in-service training of all teachers as per vision of NEP. Moreover, teacher training is a continuous process.