It also asked the schools not to assign any homework to Class 1 and 2 children.
It further asked schools to inform the students in advance about the books and notebooks to be brought to the school on a particular day.
Last year, following the Centre’s order to ensure no homework for students of Classes 1 and 2 and the guidelines for capping the weight of school bags for classes 1-10, the Delhi DoE had issued a circular to reduce the weight of school bags citing health hazard for the students. The guidelines were again “reiterated”, Monday’s order said.
The DoE directed schools to ensure strict implementation of guidelines on reducing the weight of school bags.
“In reference to the earlier circular on reducing the weight of school bags in primary and secondary schools, it is again reiterated that the guidelines about reducing the weight of school bags shall be complied by all Heads of government, government-aided and unaided recognized schools under the DoE,” the circular issued on Monday said.