Was CBSE’s move to reduce 30% of syllabus political or academic?

On July 7th HRD minister Ramesh Pokriyal announced that there would be a 30% reduction of the CBSE Syllabus only for the year 2020-21 for classes 9-12 due to the impact of the pandemic and the lack of time to cover every topic. For those who do not know, CBSE stands for Central Board of Secondary Education. It is a board of education in India for public and private schools managed by the Union Government of India.

There were many reports criticizing this reduction especially in subjects like Social Science. Some people even said that this was a deliberate move by the government. The big question was: is this move political or Academic?

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