Children’s schoolbooks by NCERT to include GST, demonetisation, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan lessons in textbooks

By: | Published: August 31, 2017 11:59 AM

NCERT is in the final lap of identifying changes to its 182 textbooks on different subjects and there are larger number of changes that have been made in textbooks for Classes VI-XII.

NCERT is all set to include Demonetisation, GST, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in different textbooks for students for Classes VI-XII for the next academic session. (Reuters)

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is all set to include Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Demonetisation, Goods and Service Tax (GST), Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Digital India campaigns in different textbooks for students for Classes VI-XII for the next academic session. All these programmes are associated with the current BJP-led government.

The students of class 10 will study the move towards a cashless economy – demonetisation and GST, which was the historic tax reform in the country, in there economics textbook titled ‘Understanding Economic Development’, as per the report by Indian Express. Mathematics textbook for primary classes will also be updated with images of new currency notes introduced by the BJP-led government after demonetisation that was imposed on last year on November 8.

NCERT is in the final lap of identifying changes to its 182 textbooks on different subjects and there are larger number of changes that have been made in textbooks for Classes VI-XII. Apart from the introduction of new topics, more material on road safety will be introduced in the Class VIII social science textbook titled Social and Political Life-III, in addition to existing references.

Meanwhile a chapter on constitutional rights in the Class XII political science textbook — Indian Constitution at Work — will be updated with the Right to Information and Right to Education Acts that were introduced during UPA rule. It wil also be extended up to 2016 to mention Brexit. Class VI social science textbooks will be updated with the new political map of India to reflect the state of Telangana created in 2014. As per the sources, NCERT will finalise all changes and place orders for revised textbooks next month.

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