There has been a increase in the order of NCERT books after the decision of the Union Human Resource Development. It is now compulsory that all the schools under the Central Board of Secondary Education will have  textbooks published by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).  As per reports there are around 2,200 private schools which have placed orders for nearly 5.5 million books with NCERT by the extended deadline of February 28.

NCERT is also likely to allow a third window for orders and the demand is likely  to cross 10 million at the start of the new academic session. HRD ministry is also keeping an eye on the process so that delivery of the books is made in time. The students could order the books from February 15 to 22, CBSE had opened the online facility for ordering books from February 15 to 22. However, some schools could not acquire the books so CBSE will open the indent facility for another week or 10 days in March. ALSO READ: CBSE Class 12 Curriculum revised, check new syllabus for 2017-18 session

The official of the education board also stated that for schools who are placing late orders, the books will be delivered before the start of the 2017-18 academic session. The NCERT books will be made available by April or early May. The total demand is likely to touch the 10-million mark.  At a review meeting chaired by Union minister for human resource development Prakash Javadekar, it was decided that the CBSE schools will need to use NCERT textbooks from the 2017-18 academic session.The ministry is also monitoring the process minutely to ensure that the students are not affected by the new system of procuring textbooks. ALSO READ: Maharashtra CET 2017 Results on March 10: How to check results of MAH CET on