In going against the State government’s decision the private school managements have submitted a letter to the
Chief Minister’s office that they would not be able to comply with the order issued by the Department of Primary
and Secondary Education which sets a limit on the school bag weight.
An order was issued last month according to which a bag of a student in Class 1 or 2 should weigh no more than
2 kg. It can weigh anywhere between 2 and 3 kg for students from Class 3 to 5. The prescribed weight increases
progressively, with students in Class 9 and 10 allowed to carry bags in the 4-5 kg range.
D. Shashi Kumar, general secretary of Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka
(KAMS) said that in a letter to Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy they had said that schools will not be able to
comply with the order. He also said that the order was drafted in an “unscientific manner”. He said that many of
the school bags in the mark weigh around 2 kgs. He said that the Chief Minister’s office had assured him that
they would call for a meeting with the private school managements.