Posted: 18 Dec 2015 02:54 AM PST
CBSE has launched 'e-pathshala' for NCERT text-books and various other learning resources
As a part of the Digital India Campaign, the Ministry of HRD has launched 'e-pathshala' which is a single point repository of e-resources containing, NCERT text-books and various other learning resources.
CBSE prescribes textbooks published by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for classes IX to XII. For classes I to VIII, CBSE although approves syllabus as per pattern of syllabus given by NCERT, it does not prescribe any textbooks for these classes. The National Curriculum Framework, 2005 (NCF) stipulates that region specific books take care of the local context, culture and resources and therefore different books for different regions better relate to the daily lives of the local students. CBSE has directed all its affiliated schools on July 20th, 2015 that prescribing too many textbooks and coercing parents and children to buy them is an unhealthy practice and appropriate action will be taken against the erring schools if any such complaint is received. As regards schools forcing students/parents to buy books from private publishers of their choice, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has not received any substantiated report in this regard.
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