The Ministry of Human Resource Development has taken another initiative for the welfare of the students. This time, it has targeted the extra baggage and stress that occurs to the students. On November 20, 2018, the board has shared a notice in which the new instructions have been mentioned for CBSE affiliated schools. MHRD has decided the weight of the bags for the students of different classes for their convenience. The MHRD has instructed to all the States and the Union Territories to follow the criteria provided for the weight of the school bags in accordance with the Government of India instructions. Regarding this, all the schools under the Department of Education have been directed some instructions.
Homework shall not be assigned to the Students of Class I and II
Earlier, the Madras High Court had also ordered the CBSE board to remove the homework for Class 1 and Class 2 students. No Homework Rule was made for them. So, the MHRD has also taken this step and instructed the board to follow this rule and remove the homework for Class 1, 2 students.
Subjects to be Prescribed by the Schools for the Different Classes
For Class 1 and 2, the Schools should not prescribe any other subjects except Language and Mathematics. For III to V, Language, EVS, and Mathematics. All the books should be of the NCERT syllabus. This helps the students to remove the stress and extra burden on studies.
Class Name and respective Weight of the School Bags
To avoid the burden of the students, MHRD has also defined the weight of the school bags for the various students of the different classes. For Class 1 and 2 students, the weight of the school bags should be 1.5 kg. Students who are studying in class 3 to 5 should have only 2-3 kgs bags. The ministry has specified 4 kg weight for the students of class 6 and 7. For class 8 and 9 students, MHRD has instructed the schools to have 4.5 kg bags. Now, the students of class 10 should have only 5 kg weight in the school bags.
If any of the schools would not follow this rule and the weight of the bags would exceed the provided limit then the schools may face troubles.
Also Read: CBSE Date Sheet 2019 Releasing in December 2018.
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Very nice initiative ..but. How will they assure that schools are following it or not …apart from books there is tiffin, bottle, some craft materials etc ..and first of all NCERT books are not followed.