The National Policy on Education was framed in 1986 and modified in 1992. Since then several changes have taken place that calls for a revision of the Policy. The Government of India would like to bring out a National Education Policy to meet the changing dynamics of the population’s requirement with regards to quality education, innovation and research, aiming to make India a knowledge superpower by equipping its students with the necessary skills and knowledge and to eliminate the shortage of manpower in science, technology, academics and industry.
5.15. Teachers will be given constant opportunities for self-improvement and to learn the latest innovations and advances in their profession. To ensure that every teacher has the flexibility to optimise their own development as teachers, a modular approach to continuous teacher development will be adopted. Developmental opportunities, in the form of local, state, national, and international teaching and subject workshops, as well as online teacher development modules, will be available to all teachers so that each teacher may choose what is most useful for their own development. Platforms (especially online platforms) will be developed so that teachers may share ideas and best practices. Each teacher will be expected to participate in, say, 50 hours of CPD opportunities every year for their own professional development. Initially the focus of CPD should be on orienting all teachers towards competency based learning and related pedagogies, such as experiential learning, art and sport integrated approach, etc.
5.16. Leaders such as school principals and school complex leaders will have similar modular leadership / management workshops and online development opportunities and platforms to continuously improve their own leadership and management skills, and so that they too may share best practices with each other. Such leaders will also be expected to participate in 50 total hours of CPD modules per year, covering leadership and management, as well as content and pedagogy for the teaching aspects of their jobs With focus on preparing and implementing pedagogical plans based on competency and outcome based education.
25.4. In addition to one-time expenditures, primarily related to infrastructure and resources, Policy identifies the following key longer-term thrust areas for financing to cultivate a world-class education system: (i) expanding and continually improving early childhood education; (ii) ensuring foundational literacy and numeracy; (iii) providing adequate and appropriate resourcing of school complexes; (iv) providing food and nutrition (breakfast and midday meals); (v) investing in teacher education and continuous professional development of teachers; (vi) revamping colleges and universities to foster excellence; and (vii) cultivating research.
CPD is an integral part of school education. The references of CPD in NEP are mentioned below:
Further References in NEP: Chapter 7.4.1 , Chapter 8.1.6 ,Chapter 8.1.7 , Chapter 15.3 ,Chapter 15.5.2 ,Chapter 17.1.14 , Chapter 19 Page 339 , Chapter 19.3
Ministry of Human Resource and development: https://mhrd.gov.in/nep-new
Draft National Education Policy 2019 (Revised) - (7.66 MB): https://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/Draft_NEP_2019_EN_Revised.pdf
Final NEP ( unofficial ): http://cischools.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/0_NEP-final.pdf