In a circular released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Monday has instructed all states and Union Territories to make guidelines to regulate the teaching system and the weight of school bags according to Indian Govt instructions with immediate effect
The MHRD circular has laid out specific instructions which should be implemented with immediate effect by all schools under the Department of Education.
MHRD this move comes as a bid to guard the health and physical development of children.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also been regularly issuing circulars to School asking them to ensure that the weights of the bags are in check. In a circular issued by CBSE in the month of August, it has provided a list of NCERT textbooks for each class and had said that schools could use the list to ensure that they don’t prescribe additional books.