CBSE warns schools not to sell books from private publishers

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has warned schools against the sale of books from private publishers in their premises.

In a communication to schools, the Board said that the schools are allowed to open small outlets in their premises to sell books but they can sell only NCERT books and other stationery items in those outlets.

However, they cannot sell any book from private publishers in their outlets.

“Selling books other than those from NCERT will be considered a violation and will attract action against the school. Parents are free to buy textbooks and stationery items from either the shop in school premises or vendors outside,” it read.

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Earlier in April, CBSE had asked schools to stop sale of books and uniforms inside school premises and refrain from operating as “commercial establishments.”

Later, the Board allowed the schools affiliated to it to sell NCERT books, stationery and other material required by students inside school premises.

Besides, it allowed schools to place indent for purchase of NCERT books directly through its website for distribution among their students.

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