Now CBSE Allowed To Schools To Sell NCERT Books Stationery In Campus

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Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Central Board of Secondary Education :- The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has now allowed schools that are affiliated to it, to sell National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books, stationery and other study materials through shops in its campus. The board made this announcement through a circular addressed to all the heads of schools affiliated to the CBSE. The subject of the circular said, “Placing of indent for the requirement of textbooks published by NCERT through NCERT website-reg.” The board in an earlier circular that was issued in the month of April had asked schools to desists from forcing the parents to buy the books and stationery items from the Commercial shops located inside the school premises. As per the new circular, the CBSE Board said, “The NCERT, in order to the argument the availability of NCERT books for the students of CBSE affiliated schools, has called for indent through their website for purchase of books as per the requirement assessed by the schools. The academic branch of CBSE vide circular no. Acad-29/2017 dated 09.08.2017 advised the schools to register and place their demands for NCERT books required for the academic year 2018-19 through the online link www.ncertbooks.ncert.gov.on.” The circular further said, “Schools are allowed to place indent for the purchase of NCERT books directly through its website for distribution among their students and for this purpose, a tuck shop may be opened inside the premises of the schools.”
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The previous circular issued by CBSE said, “The Board, time and again, has issued advisories to all its affiliated schools not to indulge in commercial activities by way of selling of textbooks, notebooks, stationery items, uniforms… The Board has taken a serious view of the above violations. Hence, once again your attention is drawn that educational institutions are not commercial establishments and their sole purpose is to provide quality education.”

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