On 19 October 2022, Dharmendra Pradhan, the union minister of education, will begin a public consultation on the National Credit Framework (NCrF). The group creating the National Credit Framework for schooling, higher education, and skilling met at a high level under the leadership of Pradhan on 18 October 2022.
The meeting was attended by senior officials from the ministry of education and skill development, including Anita Karwal, secretary for school education, Sanjay Murthy, secretary for higher education, Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, chairman of the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), and others.
From Class 5 through PhD, NCrF will be introduced by the Ministry of Education. The credit framework will take into account both academic and extracurricular activities for assessment, such as sports, yoga, and music.
A high-level committee that included representatives from the ministry of skill development, the directorate general of training (DGT), and NCVET, as well as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), and UGC, AICTE, drafted the NCrF.
Last year in November, the government gave its approval for the creation of a high-level committee to create a National Credit Accumulation and Transfer Framework for both general and vocational education.