Justice Verma Committee Report On Fundamental Duties Education

On 21 July 1998, Government o f India announced the setting up of a Committee Vide Order No. 16-23\98-Sch.1, “to work out a strategy and methodology of operationalizing a countrywide programme for teaching Fundamental Duties in educational institution as a measure of in-service training with following Terms of References”:

  1. To develop a package for teaching Fundamental Duties at primary, secondary, senior secondary and university level.
  2. To decide the activities as part of curriculum and co-curricular activities.
  3. To review the existing programme already being implemented by the NCERT under the National Curricular Framework and need for identifying additional input into it.
  4. To develop programme packages for pre-service/in-service training of teachers at various levels.
  5. To develop a separate package for thee training citizens through non-formal education/adult education programme/media (print, electronic, etc.)

The Committee was comprised of 6 members. The committee was headed by Justice Shri J.S. Verma (Former Chief Justice of India and then Chairman of Citizenship Development Society).  The composition of the Committee was as follows:

1 Justice J.S. Verma (Former Chief Justice of India) Chairman
2 Dr. L.M Singhvi Member
3 Dr. Karan Singh Member
4 Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap Member
5 Dr. J.S. Rajput Member till 30 June’99 & Member                             Secretary from July 1999.
6 Dr. A.K. Sharma Member Secretary till 30 June’99 and Member with effect from July 1999


The committee submitted a interim report on 30th January 1999 and the Final Report on 31st October 1999.

The Salient Recommendation of the committee were: -Link