June 5, 2014, 1:55 pm
RSS man Dinanath Batra met HRD minister Smriti Irani on 3rd June 2014 and gave her a charter of demands, including a blueprint to overhaul Central Board of Secondary Education and a new curriculum framework that can lead to a "strong and vibrant India".
Batra demanded that CBSE should restrict itself to giving affiliation to only those schools that exhibit "interstate and international presence" rather than "creating parallels to the state board/council". CBSE, the charter of demand said, must have exclusive presence over seas as a national board. Demand has also been made that CBSE be headed by a professional and experienced chairperson, rather than a civil servant.
Batra also requested that the job of developing the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) should be assigned to a committee of academics/ experts constituted by the HRD ministry to independently undertake the exercise and submit the NCF to the government to be passed by Central Advisory Board of Education.