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Don't sell books, stationary, uniforms, shoes within school premises: CBSE

An advisory has been issued following complaints from parents and stakeholders

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Don't sell books, stationary, uniforms, shoes within school premises: CBSE

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has told affiliated to it that educational institutions are not commercial establishments and of books, and stationery by them is a violation of norms. An advisory has been issued following complaints from parents and stakeholders that are indulging in commercial activities by way of selling books and within the or through selected vendors. "The board has taken a serious view of the complaints and the are directed to desist from the unhealthy practice of coercing parents to buy text books, note books, stationary, uniforms, shoes, etc from within the premise or from selected vendors only," the communication sent to read. "norms mandate that are run as community service and not as a business and that commercialisation does not take place in the school in any shape whatsoever.

Educational institutions are not commercial establishments and their sole purpose is to provide quality education," it added. The has also reiterated its directive to to stick to books published by the Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). "The Board receives reports and complaints regarding the pressure exercised by on children and their parents to buy textbooks other than (that of) NCERT," it said. Following complaints about the shortage of NCERT books, the had asked to raise online indent for NCERT textbooks and more than 2,000 had participated in that. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar recently said that NCERT textbooks have been supplied to 2,000 private

First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 19:37 IST
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