From 2017-2018 academic sessions all CBSE schools will have to use NCERT textbooks. In view of making curriculum standardized across schools in the country, the call is taken. The assessment was held at evaluation meeting led by Union minister for human resource development Prakash Javadekar.
A HRD official told that NCERT is instructed to make all textbooks available in ample amount by its 680 distribution vendors across the country by March month. This will lead availability of books for new session of 2017-2018. It will make low-cost textbooks for parents to by as private school were including private publishers textbooks which are usually 300-600% higher than the NCERT textbooks. For booking the textbooks requirement CBSE schools will have to demand online on CBSE’s website by February 22, 2017.
The decision came after complaints made by schools and parents on the scarcity and non-availability of NCERT textbooks on time and on the complaint made by parents citing schools are selling expensive books of private publishers.