Soon, textbooks across nation to have lessons on graft

The Central Vigilance Commission has asked HRD ministry to include lessons on anti-corruption in text books.

Published: 08th November 2016 09:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2016 09:26 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

Soon schools in the country will teach lessons on graft and its harmful consequences. In a move to make school going students aware about the issue, the Central Vigilance Commission has asked human resource development (HRD) ministry to include lessons on anti-corruption in text books.

Officials said that the CVC has taken up the matter with the HRD ministry and an exercise is underway to include contents related to integrity and ethics in students text books.

"The main purpose is to consistently engage the children through their curriculum on the issue of corruption and its detrimental effects. We have initiated a dialogue with the ministry of human resource development, for evaluating and suggesting changes in the existing content on integrity and ethics in the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) text books, said Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary.

The official said that the move will certainly bring awareness among children, the future leaders help in transform India and make it corruption free.

Officials said that a team of representative from the CVC, HRD Ministry, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and NCERT are working out the necessary modalities.

A senior CVC official said that the existing content on integrity and ethics in text books has been reviewed and it has been found that they carry less or no information on the harmful effect of the corruption, especially in the present context. The plan is to have anti-corruption related contents for students upto Class X. The HRD Ministry is working in close coordination with the CVC and very soon a draft will be ready," the official said.

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