The National Working Committee formed under the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has raised serious concerns about the National Education Policy 2020, especially with reference to medical education. It has submitted a detailed write up of point-by-point lapses in the new policy, stating that if it is accepted in its present form, it will suffocate medical education.
The union government introduced the National Education Policy 2020, seeking public opinion, saying it is the first education policy of the 21st century and aims to address the many growing developmental imperatives of our country. This policy proposes the revision and revamping of all aspects of the education structure, including its regulation and governance, to create a new system that is aligned with the aspirational goals of 21st century education.
The NEP states that all students of allopathic medical education must have a basic understanding of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy