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In Delhi High Court, question on how much school bags ought to weigh

NYOOOZ 2018-12-06 00:00:00

In Delhi High Court, question on how much school bags ought to weigh

  • | Thursday | 6th December, 2018


Following the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s (MHRD) guidelines directing that the weight of school bags be reduced, the DoE had issued a circular on November 27, fixing the maximum weight of school bags. An association of publishers has challenged the Directorate of Education’s directions to Delhi schools — fixing a maximum weight for school bags for students from Classes I-X — in the Delhi High Court. The circular — issued to heads of government, government-aided and unaided recognised schools — said all schools running under DoE have to follow textbooks prescribed by SCERT, NCERT and CBSE. Our priority is to ensure that students are not over-burdened,” said Director of Education Sanjay Goel. Justice Hari C Shankar said the publishers have no locus to challenge directives on the weight of school bags, but asked the government for a response on imposing NCERT textbooks, and set January 9 as the next date of hearing.

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