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CBSE moves HC against order Making NCERT books mandatory for schools

CBSE appeals Madras HC challenging order mandating NCERT books

NCERT Books made mandatory – CBSE has filed an appeal in the Madras High Court challenging a single judge order mandating schools affiliated to CBSE to adhere to NCERT prescribed syllabus and books alone.

The appeal is only against the direction to prescribe only NCERT books and not any other books published by private publishers. “We are not assailing the order against homework till class 2,” it said.

The matter relates to a petition filed by Purushothaman seeking direction to the CBSE to ensure that all the schools under its purview follow only the NCERT prescribed syllabus books. 

Allowing the plea by Purushothaman, Justice N Kirubakaran had directed the CBSE not to give homework to children up to class 2. Justices M Venugopal and M Nirmal Kumar ordered issuance of notice to the National Council of Educational Research And Training (NCERT), Centre and directed the original petitioner advocate M Purushothaman to file counter by August 6.

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