‘NCERT may prepare status report of Sanskrit textbooks,’ says Panel


The panel headed by former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami has taken decision on Monday that NCERT may prepare a status report of Sanskrit text books for all the classes.

The recommendations have been sent to NCERT by the HRD minister Prakash Javadekar for taking appropriate action in the matter.

Former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami said, "NCERT may prepare a status report of the textbooks of all the classes of all the states on the following issues: When were the existing textbooks of Sanskrit prepared? How many times these textbooks were revised and when they were last revised? What are the innovative designs included during the last revision?"

‘NCERT may collect data of the number of sanctioned posts of Sanskrit teachers in every state, number of posts filled and the number of vacant posts in all the government, govt-aided schools and private schools,’ panel said.

Panel added, “NCERT and SCERTs may ensure that free tutorials for all Sanskrit textbooks are available online”.

"The report of the Committee has been sent to NCERT for appropriate action," HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said.

“Free tutorials must be available online for the Sanskrit textbooks which would help the students to understand the language in a constructive and encouraging environment,” according to the ministry statement.

Last year, the committee headed by Gopalaswami was formed by Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry to review the schemes available for development of Sanskrit to revive interest in the ancient language.