The Hush Post|19:30 pm|1-min-read
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has issued directions that no homework should be given to students of classes 1 and 2. It also prescribed the weight limit of school bags for each class.
According to the official order, the HRD ministry has “instructed all the states and Union Territories to formulate guidelines to regulate the teaching of subjects and weight of school bags in accordance with the Government of India instructions”.
As per the instructions, the weight of school bags for students of classes I and II should not be more than 1.5 kg. Also, the school bag of students of class III to V should weigh between 2 kg to 3 kg.
The school bag of students of classes VI and VII should not be more than 4 kg, while the weight of school bags of classes VIII and IX students should not be above 4.5 kg. The school bag of a class X student should not weigh above 5 kg, the order said.
The HRD ministry further added that students should not be asked to bring additional books, extra materials and maintain the prescribed weight of the bag.
“Schools should not prescribe any other subjects except language and mathematics for classes I and II and language, EVS and mathematics for classes III to V students as prescribed by the NCERT,” the order said.