It has already been 45 days since the new academic session 2017-18 started but textbooks published by the CBSE has yet to be made available to the students.
On being asked by the Human Resource Development ministry about the same, in February-March 2017 CBSE created a link on its official website so that people can raise the indents regarding the NCERT textbooks but now the board has apparently failed in responding to its own responsibilities.
According to the sources from CBSE the board is still in the midst of the completing the printing the English Literature book for class X. When asked about the reason for the delay, on senior official from the CBSE said "Printing was ordered on time. However, it had to be stopped in the first half of April as there were errors in the books. Changes were made in close to 140 pages of the book. The delay got longer as the printing had to be stopped for the second time post the publication of close to 60,000 books. As per the curriculum a chapter of the book had to be withdrawn. For which the printing was stopped and finally it is getting printed now".
Therefore, there will be now two different sets of book into circulation one set will have the chapter deleted and other with the chapter. The print run for the English Literature book for class X is close to 5 lakh copies.