Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would be conducting reviews in a periodic manner of the private publisher’s textbooks as suggested by schools affiliated to it. After a sequence of meetings with the CBSE, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the Union Human Resource Development Ministry (UHRD) the decision was agreed upon to make sure that the books are on track with the National Curriculum Framework.
In the meanwhile, around 1,400 schools affiliated to the CBSE have raised the indent for textbooks of NCERT for the class I to XII for the academic session of 2017-18. Approximately about 32 lakh standard books have been indented until now for which the council is expected to address the academic session for this year begins. As more schools have requested to extend the deadline for raising the indent, the board has done the same by changing the date from 22nd to 28th of February. As per the words of certain senior officials at MHRD, there are regular meetings that are happening with the NCERT and CBSE.
The CBSE board chairman has directed that there should be periodic review of different textbooks by a committee. A senior board official had pointed that the CBSE would follow the list of books of private publishers recommended by the board which is not published by the NCERT for subjects like computer science.
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