Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday countered media reports on government's intention of making Hindi compulsory.
In the new National Education Policy (NEP), no language is being given a compulsory status, clarified the minister.
"The Committee on New Education Policy in its draft report has not recommended making any language compulsory. This clarification is necessitated in the wake of mischievous and misleading report in a section of the media," Javadekar tweeted.
An article in a leading newspaper had reported that in the upcoming education policy the Centre will be making Hindi compulsory for students till Class 8.