Government is contemplating the starting of an Indian Education Services (IES) for education administrators on the lines of other civil services.
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday asked a group of experts to study and suggest how to start IES in the lines of other civil services like Indian Forest Service or Indian Revenue Service.
This will help improve administration in the education sector which warrants the officers to be well-versed with the subject.
Former education secretary Anil Bordia will head the group which will recommend on how to start IES. It was decided at roundtable on teachers' education.
"The idea is that a dedicated IES cadre should be created. These officers will get well trained on education affairs and can better handle the work," a ministry official said.
The idea to start IES was planned in late 1980s' when P V Narshima Rao was the HRD Minister. A study was conducted at that time too.
However, it was not followed up. The group headed by Bordia will have a re-look at the recommendations of that report and give fresh suggestions after a study.