All the schools affiliated to CBSE and Kendriya Vidyalayas may soon introduce Hindi as a compulsory subject up to Class X. President Pranab Mukherjee has agreed to the parliamentary panel of recommendation to make Hindi language as a compulsory subject till tenth class.
The Presidential order said, “The HRD Ministry should make serious efforts to make Hindi language mandatory in the 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 Centre should form a policy in consultation with the state governments.”
The recommendations to make Hindi as a compulsory part were made in the ninth report of Committee of Parliament. Till now, Hindi is mandatory in North India up to Class VIII, and students of 9th and 10th Classes can choose any of the 22 languages.
Last year, the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) suggested the three-language formula, i.e., English and any two languages for Class XI and X to the affiliated 18,546 schools in India and 210 schools in 25 foreign nations.
The Modi government said that is would only accept the recommendation in only 8 North Indian states and Union territories which classified as Region A states. Pranab Mukherjee accepted the recommendation and also said that the advertisements could give in Hindi and regional languages wherever possible.
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