Punjab education minister’s directions to private schools regarding books and uniforms

Punjab School Education Board, came after taking note of reports suggesting exploitation of parents of school children by certain private schools. Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla Saturday directed all private schools in the state to not force parents to buy books and uniforms from particular shops. The sale of uniforms and books within school premises has also been prohibited. The directives, meant for all private schools affiliated to the CBSE, ICSE and the Punjab School Education Board, came after taking note of reports suggesting exploitation of parents of school…

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GST, demonetisation to feature in NCERT books from 2018GST,,demonetisation,to,feature,in,NCERT,books,from,2018

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. Representative image 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┬áHT┬áreport, on Thursday, Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha told the Rajya Sabha, “NCERT has decided to incorporate the…

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HRD Ministry may ask CBSE to stop printing books, complaints received

The HRD Ministry may very soon ask the CBSE to stop printing textbooks after holding a review meeting. Sources reported that the ministry has raised concern over the fact as to why an examination conducting body is publishing textbooks. CBSE may soon stop printing books The HRD Ministry may very soon ask the CBSE to stop printing textbooks after holding a review meeting. The decision may be taken following complaints against quality of books published by the Board as well as their non-availability. A senior HRD ministry official said complaints…

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