GST, demonetisation to feature in NCERT books from 2018
From the next year, schools students will receive lessons on GST and demonetisation as the same will be included in the NCERT textbooks.
From the next year, schools students will receive lessons on Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetisation, as the same will be included in the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks.
As per an HT report, on Thursday, Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha told the Rajya Sabha, “NCERT has decided to incorporate the contents related to GST and demonetisation in existing chapters of subjects, such as economics, business studies, accountancy, and political science, while bringing out the reprint editions of their textbooks for the academic year 2018-19”.
NCERT curriculum is followed by schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) such as Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JVs), among others. A number of states such as UP have decided to follow the NCERT curriculum too.
(Read: GST to be included in curriculum of UP’s universities and colleges)
“Note ban is something that the textbooks don’t carry at present. But this is something that students have to be taught,” a senior NCERT official said.
GST in DU syllabus
The Delhi University (DU) commerce stream students will also be taught GST with the concept being introduced in the curriculum of all commerce programmes. The varsity academic council approved the insertion of GST in commerce courses such as BCom (Hons), BCom (Prog) and BA (Prog).
Through this move, the commerce students will be taught about the newly introduced tax reform. The ‘one nation one tax’ concept will be incorporated from the present academic session.