The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has filed an appeal in the Madras High Court challenging a single judge order mandating schools affiliated to CBSE to adhere to NCERT prescribed syllabus and books alone.

Admitting the appealon Tuesday, a division bench of Justices M. Venugopal and M. Nirmal Kumar ordered issuance of notice to the NCERT, and directed the original petitioner advocate M Purushothaman to file counter by August 6.

The CBSE submitted that the appeal is only against the direction to prescribe only NCERT books and not any other books published by private publishers.

“We are not assailing the order against homework till class 2,” it said.PTI

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