The decision was taken on the premise that this would ensure adequate supply of affordable textbooks for schools following the CBSE curriculum. Almost every year, otherwise, delays in supply and delivery of books lead to schools opting for costlier texts printed by private publishers.
To ensure that there is adequate supply of books, the CBSE had asked schools to place their orders online well in advance so the supply of the required books can be taken care of by the NCERT.
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