Hindi may be made compulsory till class X in CBSE schools, KVs
April 18, 2017  19:57
Students of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education and Kendriya Vidyalyas may have to compulsorily study Hindi till class X with recommendations of a Parliamentary panel in this regard getting the President's nod.

The HRD ministry has also been instructed to form a policy in consultation with the state governments to make the language compulsory. 

"The HRD Ministry should make serious efforts to make Hindi language compulsory in curriculum. As a first step, Hindi should be made a compulsory subject up to standard X in all schools of CBSE and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan," the Presidential order said.

"The Centre should form a policy in consultation with state governments," it added. 

The recommendations were made in the ninth report of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language. CBSE had last year recommended a three-language formula '" English and any two Indian languages '" to be expanded to classes IX and X.

However, the HRD Ministry is yet to take a call on the suggestion.
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