Bhubaneswar:20/2/21: NITI Aayog should develop a repository of innovations drawn from the country and across the world and help replicate it, suggested Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Attending NITI Aayog’s sixth governing council meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on virtual mode today, he said that the futuristic technologies, new world economy, solutions for climate change and inclusive governance models are some areas that can be focused on to take the country forward instead of emphasizing the critical issues.
“Many critical issues are being raised in the NITI Aayog deliberations and excellent suggestions are also being made. It would be appropriate for NITI Aayog to share an action taken report to everyone concerned. This will make our deliberations more meaningful and action oriented,” Patnaik said.
He sought for re-evaluation of pattern of the prestigious and highly sought-after examinations like UPSC, NEET and JEE.
“Should not we have exams that focus on equality and attracting merit as opposed to exam patterns that are heavily dependent on highly paid coaching classes. This will truly eliminate merit in the long run and deny justice to lakhs of our children who live in rural areas and don’t have physical or economic access to coaching classes. NITI Aayog should look into this very serious issue or else in a few years’ there will be serious
distortions,” the CM said.