HRD ministry is working hard to improve the education status of the country and in order to help the students get rid of the burden of school bags, HRD Minister called a meeting to review the school education.
To improve the education the ministry is playing with several ideas such as bringing the text books into two volumes, introducing a flexible time table and providing the students with the tablets in classrooms.
As per HT report, the official said, "A number of suggestions were given to reduce the burden of schools bags, which is also a long-standing demand of parents and students. All the suggestions will be considered by the ministry and a final decision will be taken soon."
According to the sources these moves will not only impact the government schools but private schools as well.
"The minister is quite concerned about the issue and a number of suggestions were also given by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) such as asking schools to follow a flexible timetable, installing RO for water so that students do not have to carry water bottles and allowing students to wear sports shoes to school as they have to carry it separately for games period," he said.
"This plan is at a preliminary stage and requires more discussion. All stakeholders will be consulted before a decision is taken regarding books," the official added.
A report on this will be prepared by the National Council of Educational Research and Training and the final decision on the ones to be implemented will be taken by the ministry.