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No Homework for CBSE Students Upto Class II, No Lugging of Books to School: Madras HC

The court directed the Centre to order states to stop use of non-prescribed books.

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Updated:May 30, 2018, 11:06 AM IST
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No Homework for CBSE Students Upto Class II, No Lugging of Books to School: Madras HC
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New Delhi: Schoolchildren are neither weightlifters nor school bags load containers, the Madras High Court said on Tuesday, and asked the Centre to instruct state governments and Union Territories to reduce weight of satchels of school children and do away with homework for classes I and II.

“Neither children are weightlifters nor school bags load containers,” Justice Kirubakaran said before directing the Centre to formulate a policy forthwith on the lines of the Children School Bags (Limitation on Weight) Bill, 2006.

The state governments were asked to ensure that weight of the satchels shall not be more than 10 per cent of the weight of the child.

The court further said that the only additional subject for class III-V should be environmental studies and those who flout the rules should be stripped of their affiliation.

The High Court further asked the CBSE to set up flying squads to ensure that schools follow the order and don’t violate the no-homework rule.

It has also directed the Centre and NCERT to file a report in four weeks on the same.

The court directed the Centre to order states to stop use of non-prescribed books.

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