Making the system work

8.1 NPE, 1986 suggested that education needed to be managed in an atmosphere of utmost intellectual rigour, seriousness of purpose and, at the same time, of freedom essential for innovation and creativity. The Policy also envisaged that discipline be introduced into the system with immediate effect. The policy put it in simple words that for the system to work all teachers should teach and all students should study.

8.2 NPE, 1986 also suggested the following strategies for making the system work:

8.3 a better deal to teachers with greater responsibility;

8.4 provision of improved student services and insistence on observance of acceptable norms of behaviour; and

8.5 provision of better facilities to institutions and creation of a system of performance appraisals of institutions according to standards and norms set at the national or State level.