THE CENTRAL ADVISORY BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Central Advisory Board of Education, the oldest and the most important advisory body of the Government of India in education was first established in 1920 and dissolved in 1923 as a measure of economy. It was revived in 1935 and has been in existence ever since.
The details of the venues and chairmanship of the 48 meetings held so far are given in the following table:
Sr. No. Year Place Chairmanship of the Meeting
1 2 3 4
I 1935 New Delhi Sir Girja Shankar Bajpai II 1936 New Delhi Kunwar Sir Jagdish Prasad III 1938 New Delhi Kunwar Sir Jagdish Prasad IV 1938 New Delhi Kunwar Sir Jagdish Prasad V 1940 Simla Sir Girja Shankar Bajpai VI 1941 Madras Sir Girja Shankar Bajpai VII 1942 Hyderabad Sir Maurice Gwyer VIII 1943 Lucknow Sardar Sir Jogendra Singh IX 1943 Dehradun Sir Maurice Gwyer X 1944 Baroda Sardar Sir Jogendra Singh XI 1945 Karachi Sardar Sir Jogendra Singh XII 1946 Mysore Hon'ble Rt. Rev. G.D. Barne XIII 1947 Bombay Shri C. Rajagopalachari XIV 1948 New Delhi Maulana Abul Kalam Azad XV 1949 Allahabad Maulana Abul Kalam Azad XVI 1950 Cuttack Maulana Abul Kalam Azad XVII 1950 New Delhi Maulana Abul Kalam Azad XVIII 1951 Thiruvanan- Shri B.G. Kher thapuram XIX 1952 New Delhi Maulana Abul Kalam Azad XX 1953 New Delhi Maulana Abul Kalam Azad XXI 1954 New Delhi Shri N.K. Sidhanta XXII 1955 New Delhi Maulana Abul Kalam Azad XXIII 1956 New Delhi Maulana Abul Kalam Azad XXIV 1957 New Delhi Dr. K.L. Shrimali XXV 1958 New Delhi Maulana Abul Kalam Azad XXVI 1959 Madras Dr. K.L. Shrimali XXVII 1960 New Delhi Dr. K. L. Shrimali XXVIII 1961 New Delhi Dr. K.L. Shrimali XXIX 1962 Jaipur Dr. K.L. Shrimali XXX 1963 Pachmarhi Dr. K.L. Shrimali XXXI 1964 Bangalore Shri M.C. Chagla
XXXII 1965 Chandigarh Shri M.C. Chagla XXXIII 1967 New Delhi Dr. Triguna Sen XXXIV 1968 New Delhi Dr. Triguna Den XXXV 1970 New Delhi Prof. V.K.R.V. Rao XXXVI 1972 New Delhi Prof. S. Nurul Hasan XXXVII 1974 New Delhi Prof. S. Nurul Hasan XXXVIII 1975 New Delhi Prof. S. Nurul Hasan XXXIX 1983 New Delhi Smt. Sheela Kaul XL 1986 New Delhi Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao (April) XLI 1986 New Delhi Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao (August) XLII 1987 New Delhi Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao (June) XLIII 1988 New Delhi Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao (March) XLIV 1988 New Delhi Shri P. Shiv Shankar (Sept.) XLV 1989 New Delhi Shri P. Shiv Shankar (July) XLVI 1991 New Delhi Shri Rajmangal Pande (March) XLVII 1992 New Delhi Shri Arjun Singh (May) XLVIII 1992 New Delhi Shri Arjun Singh (August)
The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) is the highest advisory body to advise the Central and State Governments in the field of education. In the past, important decisions have been taken on the advice of CABE has a particularly important role to play at the present juncture in view of the decision of the Government to appoint a Committee under the Chairmanship of Acharya Ramamurti to review the National Policy of Education, 1986 and also in view of the significant socio-economic and soco-cultural developments taking place in the country. It is a matter of importance that the Central and State Governments, and educationists and teachers, should increase their interaction so that education becomes an instrument for national reconstruction and social cohesion.
2. The Government of India have accordingly decided to reconstitute the CABE as per the Annexure*.
3. The function of CABE would be :
(a) to review the progress of education from time to time;
(b) to appraise the extent and manner in which the education policy has been implemented by the Central and State Governments, and other concerned agencies, and to give appropriate advice in the matter;
(c) to advice regarding coordination between the Central and State Governments/UT Administrations, State
Governments and non-governmental agencies for educational development in accordance with the education policy; and
(d) to advise, suo motu, or on a reference made to it by the Central Government or any State Government or a Union Territory Administration or any educational question.
4. For the discharge of these functions, the Board may (i) call for information and comments from any Government institution, any other organisation or a individual; (ii) appoint committees or groups comprising members of CABE and/or others as may be necessary; and (iii) commission through Government or any other agency, studies, research or reports on any specific issue requiring attention of the Board of its committees or groups.
explanatory memorandum will ordinarily be circulated to all the members at least 15 days before the date of the meeting of the Board.
Sd/- (Dr. R.V. VAIDYANATH AYYAR) JOINT SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Union Minister of Human Resource Development
Minister of State for Human Resource Development.
i) Minister of Information & Broadcasting. ii) Minister of welfare. iii) Minister of State for Labour. iv) Minister of State for Science & Technology. v) Minister of Health & Family Welfare. vi) Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports. vii) Member (Education), Planning Commission 4. Representatives of State Governments and U.T. Administrations i) Ministers incharge of Education in each State Government. ii) Lt. Governor or Ministers incharge of Education in each UT Administration. 5. Elected Members i) Four members of Parliament from Lok Sabha ii) Two members of Parliament from Rajya Sabha iii) One Member of the Association of Indian Universities elected by the Executive Committee of the Association. iv) One Member of the All India Council for Technical Education to be nominated by the Chairman of the Council. v) One Member of the Medical Council of India to be nominated by the Council vi) One member of the Central Council of Indian Medicine to be nominated by the Council. 6. Ex-Officio Members i) Chairman, University Grants Commission ii) Director-General, Indian Council for Agricultural Research iii) Chairman, Central Social Welfare Board iv) Director, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration.
v) Director, National Council of Educational Research and Training vi) Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education vii) Chairman, Indian Council of Historical Research viii) Chairman, Indian Council for Social Sciences Research ix) Chairman, Indian Council for Philosophical Research x) Director-General, National Literacy Mission 7. Nominated Members representing various categories (in alphabetical order) i) Dr. Malcolm S. Adiseshiah, Chairman Madras Institute of Development Studies 79 Second Main Road, Gandhi Nagar Adyar, Madras : 600 020. ii) Dr. S, Anandalakshmy, Senior Fellow Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre, Madras iii) Shri Prem Bhai, Secretary Banvasi Seva Ashram, Distt. Sonbhadra, (Uttar Pradesh) PIN-231221. iv) Shri Nikhil Chakraborty Editor, Main Stream F-24, Bhagat Singh Market, New Delhi-110001. v) Dr. K. L. Chopra Director, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (W. B.) vi) Dr. Jyotibhai Desai Gandhi Vidyapith, Vedachhi Distt. Surat, Gujarat-394641. vii) Dr. A. Gnanam Vice-Chancellor, Pondicherry University Pondicherry. viii) Dr. Syed Hasan Director, Rishi Valley School, Rishi Valley - 517352 Distt. Chittor (Andhra Pradesh) x) Prof. Izhar Hussain Professor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202001.
xi) Dr. Vijendra Kabra Director, Indian Institute of Rural Workers Aurangabad, Maharashtra xii) Pro. D.S. Kothari A-3, Professors' Quarters, Chhatra Marg Delhi-110007 xiii) Shri Komal Kothari 2-B, Paoda Road, Jodhpur (Rajasthan) xiv) Smt. Jagannathan Krishnammal Secretary, Land For Tiller's Freedom (LAFTI) Kilvelur-611104, Thanjore Distt. (Tamil Nadu) xv) Prof. Mrinal Miri Department of Philosophy N.E. Hill University, Shillong xvi) Dr. Ram Dayal Munda Professor, Ranchi University, Ranchi xvii) Dr. M. P. Parameswaran Bhartiya Gyan Vigyan Samiti/ Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad, Parishad Bhavan, Anayara, Trivandrum-695029. xviii) Shri Hari Vallabha Parik Chairman, Anand Niketan Ashram, P.O. Rangpur (Kavant), Distt. Baroda xix) Dr. D.P. Pattanayak Bogadi Road, Mysore-670006. xx) Acharya Ramamurti P.O. Khadigram, Dist. Munger, Bihar : 811 313 xxi) Prof. G.S. Randhawa Vice-Chancellor Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. xxii) Dr. (Mrs) Suman Sahai President, TOS, Tilhar, U.P. xxiii) Dr. Kartikeya V. Sarabhai Director, Centre for Environment Education Thalej Tehre, Ahmedabad-380054.
xxiv) Dr. Naseem Ahmed Shah Former Principal, Medical College Leading Medical Practitioner, Dal Gate, Srinagar xxv) Dr. (Mrs) Annapurna Shukla Professor & Principal, Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005. xxvi) Shri M.P. Singh 125, George Street, Meerut Cantt. (UP) xxvii) Smt. Sarva Sridevi 12-10-336/2/3, Sitaphalmandi, Secunderabad-61 (AP) xxviii) Dr. (Smt.) Saraswati Swain Kalyan Nagar, Cuttack, Orissa xxix) Dr. M.S. Swaminathan 11, Rathna Nagar, Teyanampet, Madras-600018 xxx) Shri Habib Tanvir Director, Naya Theatre, L-15, DDA Staff Quarters, Ber Sarai, New Delhi-110030. xxxi) Dr.(Smt) Jyothi H. Trivedi Raj Mahal, Juhu Koliwada, Bombay-400049. xxxii) Shri B.C. Zaveri Technical Director M.N. Dastoor & Company 9, Mathew Road, Bombay.