What do we mean by National System of Education?

The National Policy on Education 1986   envisages a national system of education,two of whose features are :
(i) It will be based on a national curricular framework comprising a common core and other components that would be flexible, The common core will aim to promote national identity and other essential Values like scientific temper, egalitarianism, democracy, socialism, secularism, protection of the environment, small family norm, etc.
(ii) Laying down of minimum levels of learning for each stage of education. The above statements are specially significant for elementary education, and have also certain relevance for adult education.