Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: Getting books from the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will now cost you cheaper as no home delivery charges will be levied henceforth when ordered online through its web portal.

“The NCERT will pay the delivery charges in case of individual cases so that more people can opt for the books easily. We had discussed the matter with e-commerce websites but they were asking for more money to deliver the books,” Hindustan Times quoted a senior NCERT official as saying.

As many as 3,500 schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had registered with the NCERT for books for the new academic session. All have reportedly received the textbooks.

If you have plans to order NCERT books then log on to www.ncertbooks.ncert.gov.in and place your order and the delivery of the same without any extra charges.

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Within a month after the NCERT portal was launched last year, over 2.4 crore textbooks were pre-booked by schools and students from across the country.

In February this year, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar had said that the NCERT syllabus will be reduced by half from the 2019 academic session to provide relief to school students.

The minister said, school syllabus was more than that of BA and B.Com courses and it needed to be reduced by half so that students get time for other activities for their all-round development.