NEW DELHI: The NCERT textbooks find universal acceptance throughout the entire country. Even the students preparing for the UPSC civil services examinations refer to the NCERT books from time to time.
Keeping their demand in mind, the Human resource Department (HRD) minister Smriti Irani had launched E-paathshala, a mobile app as well as a website portal. As per the report school students are finding it tough to buy NCERT textbooks. NCERT has also given rights to 8 state governments to print books as they believe fit to accomplish the requirements of their students said HRD Minister.
For the first time, all NCERT books of class 1 to 12 are available in both English and Hindi on web based application e-paathshala. Smriti Irani said, "We would also put out in public that NCERT has its own sales counter in Ajmer, Bhopal, Shillong, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru, Mysore, Kolkata, Guwahati and New Delhi from where schools can buy books in bulk."
Herr Ministry in July 2015 given a circular which states very clearly that imposing parents and children to purchase too many books is not only unhealthy but unsound practice.
The main advantage of this website is that students would only be required to bear the cost of internet to download these books.