According to the rulebook, the teachers must not upload any contradictory, defamatory and derogatory information on social media. “They shall not take private tuition for the students of the school,” read the new rulebook.
It noted that students will not bring mobile phones or smartwatches to school and if confiscated, it will not be returned and disciplinary action is initiated against the student.
The rulebook further cautioned that students will not indulge in casteism, communalism or the practice of untouchability in any form. “Students will not make any derogatory remarks against any caste, community or religion,” it stated in a list of prohibitory instructions.
Students have been asked to respect school assets and property. “Students should be careful so that they do not disfigure or cause any damage to the school building, furniture, equipment etc. Students should not write graffiti or draw anything on the walls of the schools,” it added.
The rulebook stated that there should be discipline in life and that must begin in school.
“Homework assigned to students should be done and submitted on time. Any late submission must be recorded and the matter must be discussed in the parent-teacher meet,” it stated, with an exception that there shall be no homework for students up to Class II.
“The volume of homework for students up to Class XII shall be of 2 hours a day so that students can spend time with their parents, grandparents and other family members.”
Further, all schools will have to prepare and publish an annual report and submit it to the district authority.
“The school will show its annual report whenever senior officials of district administration, higher educational institutes, universities etc, visit the school. These reports will be submitted in specific formats developed by the school education department. Annual reports will be taken into account in the evaluation during Gunotsav,” read the document.