Educational Institutions are not Commercial establishments: CBSE

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NEW DELHI: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has ordered schools not to sell any text books and other stationary items which are related to students inside the school campus.

After getting various complaints from parents, the Board has issued an advisory note and has asked schools to obey the provisions of Affiliation Bye-Laws of the Board.

The Board has listed the sale of books, stationary, uniforms, school bags, etc and has directed schools to refrain from the same.

Besides it, the CBSE has focused on the use of NCERT text books. The official release states that, “Rule 19.1 (ii) of CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws mandates that the society/Trust/Company registered under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 shall ensure that the school is run as a community service and not as a business and that commercialization does not take place in the school in any shape whatsoever.”

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