Physical Education is compulsory from primary to secondary stage (from classes I – X) and is prescribed as an optional subject at the senior secondary stage (classes XI – XII) in the schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The above answer was submitted by MoYA&S in reply of undermentioned Lok Sabha Q&A:-
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 870
870 . Shri ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL
Will the Minister of YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has received any suggestions/recommendations from various quarters including former sportspersons to include sports in educational curriculum to nurture rural talent;
(b) if so, the details of the recommendations received in this regard;
(c) the action taken by the Government so far on these recommendations;
(d) whether the Government is contemplating to amend the sports policy consequent to the rural talent winning more medals in Olympic games; and
(e) if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS (SHRI JITENDRA SINGH)
Source: Lok Sabha Q&A
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