Madras High Court orders CBSE “No Homework” Rule Upto Class 2

Vastavam web: The Madras High Court today ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education to publicise in media that stringent action would be taken against institutes not following the board’s ‘no homework’ rule for class 1 and 2 students. Justice N Kirubakaran passed the order on a plea by advocate M Purushothaman seeking direction to the CBSE to follow only syllabus and books prescribed by the National Council Of Educational Research and Training. According to CBSE affiliation bylaws, schools affiliated to the board must satisfy its advisory saying no school bag and no homework for students up to class 2.

The board also stated that in compliance of the directions of the high court “it is once again reiterated that schools may ensure that no homework is given in class 3.” “It is also reiterated that since NCERT is an academic authority for classes 1 to 8, all schools may ensure that CBSE circular dated April 17, 2007, on reducing the satchel load and homework for children, is scrupulously followed,” it said. To this, the counsel said that CBSE would act whenever they are “put to notice of such violation.”

Refusing to accept the contention, the judge said “People are considering CBSE as a premier board, but it is unfortunate that you do not even have a system to check such violations.”