Students of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education and Kendriya Vidyalyas may have to compulsorily study Hindi till class X with recommendations of a Parliamentary panel in this regard getting the President's nod.
"The HRD ministry should make serious efforts to make Hindi language compulsory in curriculum. As a first step, Hindi should be made a compulsory subject up to standard X in all schools of CBSE and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan," the Presidential order said. "The Centre should form a policy in consultation with state governments," it added.
The recommendations were made in the ninth report of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language.
CBSE had last year recommended a three-language formula - English and any two Indian languages - to be expanded to classes IX and X. However, the HRD Ministry is yet to take a call on the suggestion.