From 2018, only NCERT to publish school textbooks - Times of India
From next year onwards, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will be the only agency to publish school textbooks while the CBSE's role will be restricted to its original mandate of holding examinations and affiliation.
The decision was taken on Tuesday at a meeting chaired by school education secretary Anil Swarup and attended by CBSE secretary and NCERT director among others. It was also decided that books published by the CBSE will henceforth be prepared by the NCERT, whose chief Hrushikesh Senapaty made a presentation on the plan of action.
"The ministry has asked the NCERT to gear up its operations for the expected increase in volume as more schools are likely to use its textbooks from the next academic session.
The NCERT presented its plan of action and said it would be ready for the increased volume as well as with the revision process before the start of the next academic session," said an official of the HRD ministry.