The Narendra Modi government has been quick to launch the new primary and secondary education curriculum for the new state.
The National Commission for Education (NCED) has given the go-ahead to start the new curriculum with the new education system, which was launched in October 2016.
It has also asked states to implement the curriculum as per the National Framework for Secondary Education (NFSE).
The NFSE aims at making it more accessible and responsive to the needs of the people and ensuring that every child has access to the basic and quality education.
It also provides for uniformisation of curricula across the country, and to include teaching and learning in a centralised curriculum, as well as a requirement for students to take a minimum of 15 per cent national curriculum.
However, the Modi government, in its first months in office, has been slow in implementing the NCED guidelines, especially when it comes to making the new classes compulsory.
The NFSED does not specify the minimum age for entering the new class, nor how much students will need to complete in order to be able to complete it.
There is a perception among many that the new NCED curriculum is a new set of rules, but the guidelines were issued after the government was in power and the NCDE was not in effect.
The new curriculum has been rolled out in a phased manner and has already been implemented in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, which have been among the states that had to implement a few of the new norms, such as the minimum mandatory age of 15 for entering and completing the class.
But, some of the other states, including Delhi and Pune, are yet to implement their NCED norms.
In Maharashtra, the new teacher education curriculum has not been implemented, although a few teachers have been allowed to take part in it, the state education department said in a statement.
In Karnataka, the teacher education system has not started yet, and the ministry of information and broadcasting has not made any announcement about it.
Similarly, the Bihar government has not launched the NCID for the first time, although it has issued the NCSE guidelines.
The government has, however, started the implementation of the NFSES, and it is currently drafting the NSE for all states.
The state government has also been considering a waiver system, so that teachers can take part even in the new national curriculum, said a senior education ministry official.