Press Esc to close

Compulsory Hindi in schools: President modifies panel recommendation

New Delhi, DH News Service, Apr 18 2017, 21:56 IST
'This recommendation is accepted with modification that Hindi subject be made compulsory up to class tenth in Region A' the President stated in his order on the recommendation of the Parliamentary panel.

'This recommendation is accepted with modification that Hindi subject be made compulsory up to class tenth in Region A' the President stated in his order on the recommendation of the Parliamentary panel.

The President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected a parliamentary panel’s recommendation for making Hindi education compulsory upto class X in “all schools” across the country.

He, however, accepted “in principal” the committee’s recommendation for making Hindi a compulsory subject upto Class X in central government run schools and those affiliated to the central board of secondary education (CBSE).

India has more than 14 lakh schools in the country while the schools affiliated to the CBSE are just a little over 18000.

In its recommendation, the Committee of Parliament on Official Language wanted the Government to bring a proposal in Parliament for making “Hindi education compulsory up to Class X.”

“This recommendation is accepted with modification that Hindi subject be made compulsory up to class tenth in Region A,” the President stated in his order on the recommendation of the Parliamentary panel.

According to the official languages rules, the region ‘A” includes States of Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh as well as the Union Territories of Delhi and Andaman and Nicobar Islands only.

“The Union Government should formulate a policy after consultations with the State Governments,” The President added.

In another proposal, the committee sought that the HRD Ministry should make Hindi a compulsory subject upto tenth standard in all schools of CBSE and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.

“This recommendation is accepted in principle. Union Government should form a policy in consultation with State Governments,” the President said in his order.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Bollywood Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan,Director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra,Minister Roshan Baig...

Bollywood Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan,Director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra,Minister Roshan Baig...

Dancers perform during the inauguration of the 10th Bengaluru International Film Festival...

Dancers perform during the inauguration of the 10th Bengaluru International Film Festival...

Carolina Kostner of Italy performs during the women's free figure skating final in the...

Carolina Kostner of Italy performs during the women's free figure skating final in the...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, First Lady...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, First Lady...

Russian athlete Ivan Telegin (7) skates with the puck against Jakub Nakladal (87)...

Russian athlete Ivan Telegin (7) skates with the puck against Jakub Nakladal (87)...

A motorcycle rider performs stunts at the 'Hamburg Motor Days' fair in Hamburg, Germany...

A motorcycle rider performs stunts at the 'Hamburg Motor Days' fair in Hamburg, Germany...

Tourists ride on horses after snowfall at Anjni Mahadev near Manali on Friday...

Tourists ride on horses after snowfall at Anjni Mahadev near Manali on Friday...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the visitor's book as his son Hadrien looks on...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the visitor's book as his son Hadrien looks on...

The Swedish team celebrates their gold medal after the venue ceremony at the men's...

The Swedish team celebrates their gold medal after the venue ceremony at the men's...

Rajasthani folk artists perform at historical Govind Dev Ji temple during the 'Fag Mahotsav'...

Rajasthani folk artists perform at historical Govind Dev Ji temple during the 'Fag Mahotsav'...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.