First, the re-introducion of the CBSE board exams in class 10, then abolishing the three language formula, and now the another statement that comes from the premises of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is that all CBSE schools will have to use only NCERT textbooks for all classes from the academic session, 2017-2018. The only purpose of making National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) study materials mandatory is to standardise the curriculum in all CBSE schools across the country. Moreover, the news comes as a relief for the parents who were forced to buy the textbooks from private publishers, which cost them about 300-600% higher than the NCERT books.
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The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Union minister for human resource development, Prakash Javadekar. In order to make the effective implementation of the this decision, NCERT already has been directed to make all the textbooks available, in adequate numbers and ensure the delivery of books across the country by the last week of March, so that April deadline for the 2017-18 academic session can be met.
All the CBSE schools are required to raise their demand of the study material online on CBSE's website by February 22, 2017.
As per a senior HRD official, “This decision comes after complaints by parents about about schools selling expensive books by private publishers who sell their books at exorbitant prices. Moreover, some private publishers are sponsoring several school heads as a business trick for extra income.”
Union Minister of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Prakash Javadekar said that some more fresh norms are being worked on with an aim to reduce the burden of school bags on students. While CBSE has directed its schools that students upto class 2 should not bring school bags and only the restricted number of books are to be carried till class 8, the HRD ministry is looking at these aspects to make the norms more effective.