New Delhi: The common curriculum for science and mathematics for all educational boards in India may have hit a hurdle with its developer, the National Council for Educational Research and Training, or NCERT, opposing the Council of School Board of Education’s, or COBSE, efforts.
NCERT now written to CBSE chairman Vinit Joshi, who is also the president of COBSE, the umbrella body of all state school boards, expressing its unhappiness over COBSE stepping into its area of expertise. According to people familiar with the matter, NCERT has questioned the right of COBSE in developing curriculum in the letter.
Joshi confirmed that NCERT had complained sometimes back.
However, COBSE general secretary D. V. Sharma said, “I don’t know, why they are complaining. Their representative was there in the consultative meeting.”
Prashant K. Nanda
Telcos allowed to get China equipment
New Delhi: The Centre has agreed to allow telecom firms to import equipment from Chinese manufacturers after they get a mandatory certification from eight security audit agencies abroad.
“Service providers will get into agreement with certification agencies abroad. These international agencies will then conduct and check for malware. This agreements will be in place till the time we develop our indigenous agency here,” a senior government official said. “The work is underway to develop such agency.”
The move is seen as stop-gap arrangement by the government to ensure that domestic firms continue expanding and there are no problems in operations.