New Delhi: The central government told the Supreme Court Friday that the switch over from German to Sanskrit as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas will be effected but there will be no Sanskrit exams in the current academic year.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told an apex court bench headed by Justice Anil. R. Dave that the government has taken the decision to dispense with the Sanskrit examination in the current academic year while addressing the concerns of the court and the stress the students would have undergone due to a mid-session switch.
The government made it clear that German would now be an optional language.
Since the counsel for the petitioner parents of the affected students of Kendriya Vidyalayas wanted to seek instructions from clients on the latest government position, the court adjourned the hearing till Monday.