Looks like Digital India is here for real! In accordance with PM Narendra Modi’s initiative for Digital India, Education Minister Smriti Irani has ascertained that all CBSE books and learning material will be made available online, for free, as a part of the centre's good governance efforts. She made this announcement while addressing a function at a Kendriya Vidyalaya in East Delhi on December 19, 2015, according to PTI.
"We made NCERT books available online for free through e-books and mobile applications a month-and-a-half ago. We are similarly going to make CBSE books available online, along with additional learning material and videos as part of our good governance efforts," Irani said at the inauguration of a new building of a school in Khichripur.
Education Initiatives by HRD:
1> Initiatives will be undertaken to ensure holistic nurturing and improve learning outcomes at these schools
2>Conduction of 'Baal Sabha' (Child Conventions) that will feature interactions between children and professionals from fields including defence, to help the former grow into "good human beings"
3> Launch of E-Pathshala, to bring more transparency in school education system and to create new learning opportunities for the children
4>Scheduled launch of ‘Shaala Darpan’ - aimed at using SMSes to keep parents informed about their wards’ attendance, time table and marks in exams
5> Scheduled launch of ‘Saransh’ services - aimed to help parents compare the subject wise learning outcomes of their children, with others at the district, state and national levels
6> Both Shaala Darpan and Saransh projects will be implemented for Class I to Class XII students in Kendriya Vidyalayas in the next academic year (2016).
The event was also attended by East Delhi MP Maheish Girri also addressed the event, which was attended by senior HRD officials and local public representatives.