The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has published a circular directing all its affiliated schools to use only the latest Political Map of India for all purposes. The new Political Map of India is available on the official site created by the Survey of India (SoI).
The Survey of India has also distributed New Education Series Maps for specific geographical areas prepared with the help of Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Grid. The new editions of maps have been designed for states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana/Punjab, Karnataka, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh.
“Schools are requested to consider using these Education Series Maps prepared in line with latest Topographic Maps (OSMs) for Geography / Atlas / Map work / any other map-related educational activity,” states the CBSE circular.
CBSE strictly asked the schools to use the Education series map for teaching and training purposes. Schools generally use Maps for subjects like history, science, Political science, and geography to mark the topography of a region.
CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) was formed in 1962. It controls and manages the Indian education System of Public and Private Schools. There are approximately 20,000 CBSE schools in India and 220 CBSE schools abroad.