New Delhi: Students of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Kendriya Vidyalyas (KVs) may have to compulsorily study Hindi till class 10 with recommendations of a Parliamentary panel in this regard getting the President’s nod.
The human resource and development (HRD) ministry has also been instructed to form a policy in consultation with the state governments to make the language compulsory. “The HRD Ministry should make serious efforts to make Hindi language compulsory in curriculum.
As a first step, Hindi should be made a compulsory subject up to standard 10 in all schools of CBSE and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan," the Presidential order said. “The Centre should form a policy in consultation with state governments," it added.
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The recommendations were made in the ninth report of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language. CBSE had last year recommended a three-language formula—English and any two Indian languages—to be expanded to classes 9 and 10. However, the HRD ministry is yet to take a call on the suggestion.