The Ministry of Human Resource Development has now been named the Ministry of Education vide notification dated 14.08.2020.

As per the said notification published in the Gazette of India by the Cabinet Secretariat, the President in accordance with the powers conferred upon him as per Article 77(3) of the Indian Constitution amended the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 that shall now be called the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Three Hundred and Fifty Sixth Amendment Rules, 2020.

“Ministry of Education (Shiksha Mantralaya)” shall substitute the term “Ministry of Human Resource Development (Manav Sansadhan Vikas Mantralaya)” both under Schedule I and Schedule II of the Constitution.

The National Education Policy 2020 had stated that it is desirable to re-designate the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as the Ministry of Education to ‘bring the focus back on education and learning’.

The Ministry of Education was renamed as the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 1985.

Notification: notification 14th August 2020