The sale of Non NCERT books and school uniforms by private vendors have been again allowed in school premises by the Delhi High Court.
CBSE had earlier passed a circular instructing all schools to close down tuck shops in schools which sell Non NCERT books and uniforms in school premises as it leads to commercialisation of the school as there were lot of complaints that the profits are pocketed by the private publishers and also shared with the school management.
Since now the above circular has been quashed by the Delhi High court, shops will again open and students and parents will be able to buy books from within school premises.
The High Court said that this wont lead to commercialization of the school rather is convenient for the parents to buy all required items from the school itself. Parents generally visit schools during parent teacher meetings and also buy the required books and school uniforms on the same day.
The court also said that if NCERT books can be sold in school premises then the same rule can apply for Non NCERT books too. As the students will have to purchase the books from the market if they are not available in schools, so making the books and school uniforms available in school itself will be good for students and parents.