State seeks your feedback on new syllabus for Class 8, 10 ‘Issue licences to dance bars as per old rules’
New syllabi and textbooks will be introduced for Class 8 and Class 10 of the Maharashtra state board from the academic year, 2018-19, a year after Classes 7 and 9 get a revised curriculum.
The syllabi will be based on the revised curriculum framework 2016, which has been recently developed by the school education department and its draft is now open for feedback from educators and parents.
Textbooks for all classes from A villager near Gurgaon caught a leopard by the scruff of its neck and others beat it to death on Thursday after the animal ran loose on the streets of the locality, triggering panic. 7 to 10 are being upgraded in a phased manner. HT reported on October 26 that syllabus for Classes 7 and 9 will change from the coming academic year, 2017-18.
These changes have been made following the decision to keep one common academic body for all classes. As of now, the MSCERT and Balbharti are responsible for syllabus and textbooks of Classes 1 to 8, while Classes 9 and 10 are under the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE). “Having a single entity to look after the academics of all the classes will bring in continuity and uniformity in the syllabus and its objectives. This is currently lacking because each an organisation has its own goals,” said Gangadhar Mhamane, chairperson of the MSBSHSE.
The Supreme Court directed the state on Thursday to issue licences to dance bars under the old rules framed in 2014. The state government said it would follow the orders, but the bars will have to comply with all the rules. Dance bar owners said they could start business in 10 days once they were issued licences by the government.
Dance bar owners have challenged the ban imposed by the state government on the bars in 2015 in the Supreme Court.
The state home department has already received as many as 38 applications from bar owners in Mumbai for permission to operate dance bars. But the government is likely to insist on compliance of all the 26 norms under the 2014 rules. The norms include installing CCTV cameras outside bars, compliance of fire safety norms, maintaining a distance between the dancers and patrons, among others.