In an appeal filed in the Madras High Court, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has challenged an order by a single judge bench which mandated that schools affiliated with CBSE will have to adhere to syllabus and books prescribed by NCERT alone. The appeal filed by CBSE was admitted yesterday by a division bench which comprised Justices M Venugopal and M Nirmal Kumar.
The division bench also issued notice to the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) and has directed the original petitioner advocate M Purushothaman to file counter by August 6.
CBSE has clarified that the appeal is only against the direction to prescribe only NCERT books and not any other book by private publishers.
"We are not assailing the order against homework till class 2," it said.
The petitioner M Purushothaman had filed a petition seeking direction that all schools affiliated with CBSE should be asked to follow the syllabus and books prescribed by NCERT.
Listening to the plea by Purushothaman, single judge Justice N Kirubakaran had asked CBSE to follow NCERT syllabus and not give any home work to children up to class 2 as prescribed by CBSE.
In response CBSE filed an appeal in the Madras High Court.
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