New ‘Policy on School Bag 2020’ by the Ministry of Education 

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  • December 11, 2020
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New ‘Policy on School Bag 2020’ by the Ministry of Education 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and Interventions

In news

  • According to the new Policy on School Bag, School bags should not be more than 10% of the body weight of students across classes I to X and there should be no homework till class II.

Key takeaways

  • The new Policy also recommends that the weight of the bag needs to be monitored on a regular basis in schools.
  • They should be light-weight with two padded and adjustable straps that can squarely fit on both shoulders and no wheeled carriers should be allowed.
  • The policy even recommends that the weight of each textbook may come printed on them by the publishers.
  • The recommendations have been arrived based on various surveys and studies conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
  • The ‘Policy also recommended good quality mid-day meal and potable water to all the students so that they need not carry lunch boxes or water bottles.
  • The policy said there should be no bags in pre-primary. 

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