New Delhi: Taking tough stand against the schools promoting the curriculum books published by private publishers, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to take disciplinary action on the complaints filed against the concerned schools affiliated with the board.

The board will soon issue a circular to stop the collusion between private schools and publishers, directing schools to use books published by National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT).

CBSE Chairman, Vineet Joshi informed that generally, the sale counter for books are set up in private schools before the commencement of the new session. As per the rules, NCERT books are mandatory for CBSE affiliated schools but parents here receive Continuous Commodity Index (CCI) written private publishing house books, which are not according to the set parameters.

He said, “CCI written books have no practical links with the commodity index as it only deals with the extra-curricular activities organized in the schools. Only NCERT books are as per the curriculum decided by the board.”

It is worth mentioning that private school authority’s tie-up with private publishing houses for financial benefit. They force the students to buy the books published by that particular company. Later, they ask students to purchase NCERT books to study for board exams. Undoubtedly, the practice has proved an additional burden on parents.

JPN/Bureau