The PARAKH initiative introduces a holistic student evaluation framework focusing on academic, cognitive, socio-emotional, and creative abilities. It involves descriptive evaluation methods and engages stakeholders like parents and classmates. Aligned with national educational frameworks, it aims to make assessment learner-centric and foster self-awareness and self-esteem. States are directed to adopt or adapt this approach, promoting consistency in evaluation practices nationwide. The NCERT directed all states to formulate their evaluation pattern according to the HPC. They schools are asked to either adopt the HPC or adapt it. The move is in line with the recommendations of the National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCFSE) which proposes to make evaluation more 'learner-centric'. As per National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the HPC has been introduced as a means to build on self-awareness and self-esteem of students by working on their strengths and areas of improvement.