The scarcity of NCERT textbooks in the capital could soon become a thing of the past as the Delhi government is set to get copyrights for publishing and distributing the books in the capital.
“We have already given the copy rights to seven states to publish and distribute our books. The Delhi government has approached for the same purpose and they would be given the rights,” NCERT spokesperson B C Patro said.
Now the government would publish the books at its press and distribute them through its own channels.
Earlier the NCERT has given the copy rights to Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Sikim, Uttrakhand and Bihar.
The step assumes significance in view of the short supply of NCERT books in the market. To help the students get the books, the NCERT has also put the books in its website.
Asked whether the states can bring any change in the NCERT books, he said, “the concerned state can do so with permission of the council”.