Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Within a couple of months after the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) launched its portal for the sale of its books online, CBSE affiliated private schools across the country have so far booked over 143 lakh NCERT books this year.
The private schools had ordered 52 lakh books last year.
Anil Swarup, secretary, School Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, in a tweet said 143 lakh books have been ordered by private schools affiliated to the board this year against 52 lakh last year reflecting confidence in NCERT books.
Taking cognizance of the problems faced by students and parents due to shortage of books, the council had earlier launched the portal in August this year for pre-booking and doorstep delivery of textbooks from the next academic session. Worth mentioning, the shortage of books was forcing parents to buy books at exorbitant prices from private publishers.
Through the online mode, NCERT is accepting orders from both private and government schools, state administrations and individuals.
Just like other e-tailer, the NCERT-launched portal has tracking facility for the ordered products.
Besides, NCERT is reportedly mulling to make available its books on e-commerce platforms like Flipkart and Amazon soon with an aim to streamline its online sale process further.