CBSE Asks Schools To Sell NCERT Textbooks, Stationary Items In 'Tuck Shops' At Minimal Price

The price charged for all these items should not be more than maximum retail price (MRP), reads the circular released by CBSE.

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CBSE Asks Schools To Sell NCERT Textbooks, Stationary Items In 'Tuck Shops' At Minimal Price

CBSE Allows Schools To Sell NCERT Textbooks, Stationaries In Tuck Shops; Points To Know

New Delhi:  Clarifying about the earlier circulars related to distribution of NCERT textbooks, selling of stationary items and provision of 'tuck' shops in the school premises, CBSE has released a fresh circular. In its earlier circulars the Board had directed schools to unfollow textbooks of other publishers. In April 2017, CBSE had asked schools to avoid indulging in commercial activities like selling uniforms or other stationary items and books. Considered to be a noble approach, the Board the Board warns of strict action against the school, if it sells books of other publishers other than NCERT. Stop Selling Textbooks, Uniforms, You Aren't A Business: CBSE To Schools

CBSE 'Tuck' Shops: Important Points To Know
  • The shops, will be functional inside the school premises, will supply NCERT textbooks only.
  • The shops will also supply stationary items like pen, pencil, copy, notebooks, eraser, sharpener, blank sheets, etc.
  • The price charged for all these items should not be more than maximum retail price (MRP).
  • Schools can't force parents to buy textbooks from the 'tuck' shops or vendors of their choice
While hearing of a PIL filed by social worker Sunil Pokhriyal seeking direction to restrain the schools here from using their buildings to run commercial activities like selling of books and uniforms, the Delhi High Court on May 2 this year directed the CBSE to ensure that the schools affiliated to it must not indulge in commercial activities, such as selling books and uniforms, inside their campuses. CBSE Amends Circular, Allows Schools To Open 'Tuck Shops' Inside School Premises

Nearly 20,000 schools across the country are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education.

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