The modern education policy in India is often criticised because it lacks relevance and has not been able to contribute much to the national development whereas the education policy of ancient India was based on the highest respect for knowledge, individual and society. The Hindu educational system continued in 'gurukulas' and 'ashramas' during medieval periods but a new system of Maktabs and Madrasahs also emerged which was patronised by rulers. The British education policy was to educate the classes, not masses. Our education policy in independent India took some shape in 1968. The Janata Government Draft national Policy of Education was an improvement on the earlier policy. NPE 1986 along with POA was a landmark in formulating a clear education policy in Indian Republic. Later on Acharya Ram Murti Committe suggested various modifications in it. In 1992 modified NPE and POA were passed by the Parliment incorporating recommendations of Janardan Reddy Committee. Yashpal Committee highlighted another problem in education and pleaded for education without burden. CABE Committee recommended for improvement in educational administration and management.