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CBSE against Commercialising; shuts shops selling Books, Uniforms and Stationary Items


New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked its affiliated schools not to commercialise by selling textbooks, Uniforms, Stionary Items, Shoes, School Bag within school premises The Board has asked the schools to strictly abide by its affiliation byelaws and not to indulge in commercial activities; this includes sales through commercial activities. The Board is hot on heels in its directive to make schools follow NCERT Books by opening an online link for schools to create a demand for NCERT books in February this year. In spite of beckoning the Board received lot of complaints from Parents and the Stake holders who complained of commercialising the premises b y selling stationary items, books, shoes and Uniforms or through selected Vendors despite of asking not to do so The CBSE summoned the schools to strictly abide by its directive. The board citied rule 19.1 (ii) of CBSE affiliation byelaws“ which mandates that managements shall ensure that the school is run as a community service and not as a business and that commercialization will not take place in the school in any shape whatsoever. BSE said it had taken a “serious view “of violations of this rule. “Schools are directed to desist from the unhealthy practice of coercing parents to buy textbooks...from within the premises or from selected vendors only. “ The Board insist all its affiliate schools to abide by the directive and buy NCERTCBSE text books as often they receive complaints from parents as Schools pressurising them to buy books other than NCERTCBSE.