Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Hindi may soon be made compulsory till class 10th in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Kendriya Vidyalyas


Hindi may soon be made compulsory till class 10th in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Kendriya Vidyalyas

Students of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Kendriya Vidyalyas may have to compulsorily study Hindi till class X with recommendations of a Parliamentary panel in this regard getting the President’s nod.

The HRD Ministry has also been instructed to form a policy in consultation with the state governments to make the language compulsory.

"The HRD Ministry should make serious efforts to make Hindi language compulsory in curriculum. first step, Hindi should be made a compulsory subject up to standard X in all schools of CBSE and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan," the Presidential order said.cbse

"The Centre should form a policy in consultation with state governments," it added.

The recommendations were made in the ninth report of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language.
CBSE had last year recommended a three-language formula - English and any two Indian languages - to be expanded to classes IX and X.

However, the HRD Ministry is yet to take a call on the suggestion.

The recommendations were made in the ninth report of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language.
Another recommendation accepted by the President is that universities and higher educational institutes situated in non-Hindi speaking states, where the students are not given an option for Hindi to appear in exams/interviews, must be given an option to answer in Hindi.

Source : The economic times

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