The Education system in our country is mostly regulated by the two major Educational bodies- the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Indian Certification for Secondary Education (ICSE) apart from the state-owned educational boards. The syllabus of all of them are more or less similar, but the books they prescribe for all the classes are usually different.
Earlier this year, the Human Resource Development Minister, Mr. Prakash Javadekar announced that all the CBSE affiliated schools throughout the nation would have to use the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks for all the classes from the 2017-18 academic session onwards. This move was taken to standardize the study materials in the schools across the country. The decision was made after many parents complained about being forced to purchase costlier books published by private publishers. They advocated the inclusion of NCERT books which are cheaper than the ones made available by the private publishers.
The Human Resource Development Minister had directed the schools to raise the demands for NCERT books between March 25 and March 22, 2017, which will be met by 680 distribution vendors across the country.
Though the clear directions have been given, there might …