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Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has allowed schools affiliated to it to sell NCERT books inside school premises through ‘tuck’ shops.

Amending its April circular, the CBSE said schools can now open shops on their premises to sell NCERT books, stationery and other material required by students.

"Schools are allowed to place indent for purchase of NCERT books directly through its website for distribution among their students and for this purpose, a tuck shop may be opened inside the premises of the schools," said a fresh circular of CBSE issued to schools.

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"Stationery and other material required by students are also allowed to be sold from this ‘tuck’ shop. The earlier circular stands amended," it added.

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

Earlier this month, NCERT had launched a portal allowing parents and schools across the country to place orders for textbooks and get them home-delivered. Besides, it is reportedly mulling to make its books available on e-commerce platforms like Flipkart and Amazon soon.

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