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No Sanskrit Exams this year for KV students, notifies Centre

Dec 8, 2014 15:46 IST

    The government has decided to replace German with Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) but due to the raising concerns among the parents and the court it has decided to not conduct any examination for Sanskrit for the current academic session.

    The decision from the government came while appearing before a bench headed by Justice AR Dave, Attorney General Mukul Rahatgi and they decided not to take examinations this year for Sanskrit paper and the KV students could continue with German language as additional subject in their current session.

    After apex court’s concern over the issue taking side of the students who could have suffered due to the sudden decision of the government to initiate Sanskrit in the middle of an academic session, the decision from the centre was introduced for not conducting the Sanskrit examination this year in KV. In a letter from the office of joint secretary of HRD ministry the decision of the government was made public. The letter clearly stated that there will be no examination in this academic session for those students studying Sanskrit, or any other modern Indian language as the third language now, in place of German as the third language, for the remaining part of the current academic year.

    The bench has not yet placed any order as the advocate of opposition Reena Singh who is fighting for the group of parents of Kendriya Vidyalaya students has asked for some time to counter the suggestion given by the centre and consult her clients about the decision taken by government.

    Important Points

    • No Sanskrit exam at KVs for this academic session
    • The decision came after apex court’s concern over the issue
    • The letter sent to HRD ministry by apex court on the issue

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