The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will now periodically review the textbooks of private publishers prescribed by its affiliated schools. The decision was taken after a series of meetings with the ministry of human resource development, CBSE and the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to ensure that books are in consonance with the National Curriculum Framework.
Meanwhile, over 1,400 CBSE schools have raised their indent for NCERT textbooks for the 2017-18 academic session for Classes I to XII. An indent for nearly 32 lakh NCERT books has been raised so far, which the council is supposed to make available before the start of the new session.The board has also extended the deadline to raise the indent from February 22 to February 28, 2017, after schools sought more time.
According to MHRD officials,