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PIL filed in SC seeking reduction in weight of NCERT books

Team SoOLEGAL 8 Jun 2018 10:00am

PIL filed in SC seeking reduction in weight of NCERT books

Days after the Madras High Court directed the Centre to ask state governments to lessen the weight of school bags and prohibit homework in class I and II, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court to reduce weight of NCERT books.

The PIL was filed by a bird rescuer from Kerala, Mukesh Jain, seeking Union government to take immediate steps in reducing the weight of school bags.  

Jain in his petition to the court has suggested that NCERT textbooks followed by schools affiliated to CBSE should be divided into multiple volumes (ideally two or three volumes each), a practice that have already been suggested by several state educational boards.

He also stressed that students should be made to carry small school bags.

Apart from running a helpline to save injured birds, Jain has embraced the cause of overburdened students since 2000. He had even approached the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asking for it’s for guidelines on the subject.

The PIL has not come up for a hearing yet. 

Tagged: Madras High Court   CBSE   NCERT   National Human Rights Commission   Supreme Court  
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