Dehradun, Apr 8 (PTI) Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today issued strict instructions to all district magistrates to ensure authentic NCERT books are made available to all students through booksellers and retailers.

All booksellers should be asked to supply NCERT books to retailers as per their requirements so that authentic books are made available to students, an official release said.

Rawat also asked the DMs to take stern action against booksellers who refuse to supply NCERT books in small quantities to retailers.

NCERT books were made compulsory in CBSE affiliated private schools by the state government from the new session following complaints from guardians that private schools were prescribing books of private publishers in an arbitrary manner to make profit.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.