Circular mandating purchase of CBSE books alone for schools challenged in Delhi HC

Meera Emmanuel December 6 2018

A recent government circular issued with the ostensible aim of reducing the weight of students' school bags has been challenged in the Delhi High Court on the ground that it compels schools to buy NCERT, SCERT and CBSE books alone.

Justice Hari C Shankar issued notice in the petition filed by the Federation of Educational Publishers in India, which has contended that the November 2018 circular is arbitrary, unreasonable, violative of fundamental rights, and issued without any application of mind.

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