Please Stop Printing Books CBSE, says HRD Ministry
The HRD Ministry has received a lot of complaints about books that have been published by the CBSE, according to MHRD sources. Following these complaints against quality of books published by CBSE as well as their non-availability, the HRD ministry is likely to ask the Board to stop printing textbooks after holding a review meeting.
Complaints have been received by the HRD Ministry about books published by CBSE.
The non-availability of the books by the Board is also an issue of concern.
The Ministry doesn’t like the fact that CBSE is publishing books, because it is an exam conducting body.
NCERT has been entrusted with the task of working on the curriculum and publication of textbooks.
All decisions will be made at the review meeting of the Ministry.
A senior HRD ministry official said that the complaints have been received at the Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) regarding books published by CBSE. For example, the online grievance redress system received complaints on a Class XII textbook, Informatics Practices, which highlighted errors in the content. While majority of the textbooks that are used by CBSE-affiliated schools are from NCERT, there are some like 'Interact in English Literature' for Class IX, Main Course Book for Class X or Workbook for Class X and many textbooks for vocational courses are published by the Board itself.
The ministry has raised concern over the fact that an exam conducting body is publishing textbooks. CBSE already has NCERT for editing and publishing books for affiliated schools. "The mandate of CBSE is to conduct examinations and affiliate schools. For textbooks, there is already NCERT which has been entrusted with the task of working on the curriculum and publication of textbooks," said a senior official.
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