After receiving multiple complaints about the books published by the CBSE and their non-availability, the HRD Ministry may ask the board to stop the printing of the books.
According to the sources there have been number of complaints about the availability and quality of the books published by the CBSE.
A senior HRD ministry official said "complaints had been received at the Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) regarding books published by CBSE. For example, the online grievance redress system received complaints on a Class XII textbook - Informatics Practices — which highlighted errors in the content. While majority of the textbooks used by CBSE-affiliated schools are from NCERT, there are some like 'Interact in English Literature' for Class IX, Main Course Book for Class X or Workbook for Class X and many textbooks for vocational courses are published by the Board. "
According to the sources, the ministry is worried as to why CBSE is publishing the books when NCERT is already there for the purpose. A senior official said "The mandate of CBSE is to conduct examinations and affiliate schools. For textbooks, there is already NCERT which has been entrusted with the task of working on the curriculum and publication of textbooks".
According to a senior CBSE official, "following the controversy, the board asked the council for physical education textbooks for its schools".