The NCERT (National Council of Educational Research & Training) textbooks for schools will have chapters on the newly launched Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetization as enforced by the Narendra Modi government.
The contents from two volumes of a supplementary textbook, published by the CBSE Board on India’s knowledge traditions & practices for senior secondary school students, may also find a mention in existing chapters of various subjects.
The Council has begun updating its textbooks on the instructions of the HRD Ministry. The Council has also invited suggestions from the stakeholders including students, teachers & parents last month. NCERT is also reviewing its textbooks for rectification of factual errors, if any in them. The exercise is also aimed at updating the contents of the textbooks with new information.
“The Council has decided to incorporate the contents relating to GST and demonetisation in existing chapters of various subjects, such as Economics, Business Studies, Accountancy and Political Science at different stages, while bringing out the reprint editions of their textbooks for the academic year 2018-19,” an official said.
The HRD Ministry has directed the CBSE recently to stop publishing textbooks and other reading materials for the school students to leave the job on the NCERT.
The CBSE published several textbooks including a supplementary reading material titled as ’Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India,” for classes XI and XII during the erstwhile regime of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). The ’Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India’, published in two volumes by the CBSE, has several modules covering a range of topics from science, technology and astronomy to Ayurveda and Indian ethics on ancient knowledge traditions and practices in India.