Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department Of School Education & Literacy
Unstarred Question No. 3185
Answered On December 22, 2014
Review of National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) Text Books
3185. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state;
(a) whether Government seeks to review NCERT text books to include lessons on contemporary Indian history post 1947;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) if not, the reasons therefor;
(d) Whether Government seeks to include the history of the North East also in the syllabus; and
(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SMT. SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)
(a) to (c): In the field of school education, the National Council of Educational Research &Training (NCERT) has been reviewing and revising 'the National Curriculum Framework (NCF-2005) from time to time, in order to update the same in view of the changing needs of the schooleducation, knowledge and technology. History textbooks of Class VIII and Class XII prepared by the NCERT based on NCF-2005 have already included developments in Indian history afterindependence. Furthermore, the Social Science textbooks have also referred to contemporarysocial, political and economic developments.
(d) & (e): Content about various aspects of the North Eastern Region have been included in theNCERT's textbooks of Social Science (History, Geography and Political Science).