New Delhi: A systematic review of its books is likely to be undertaken by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) the very first time after they came to exist back in 2007.

This review is necessary to make the long-pending updates, said Hrushikesh Senapaty in an exclusive interview by the Times of India.

He further clarified that this review process is significantly different through the revision of books in addition to curriculum framework, that will be a large “policy decision” in the possession of this HRD Ministry.

Within the interview, Senapaty also denied that there is a shortage when you look at the availability of NCERT books, saying that “there has been a tradition of creating artificial scarcity by private publishers”. This is available in the context of complaints by parents and schools regarding the unavailability of NCERT textbooks.

Except that this, Senapaty also underlined how the NCERT books have an exceptional edge over those of private publishers when it comes to quality and price, in addition to how there is certainly an endeavour to emphasise in the Northeast region during these books in order to build sensitivity towards regional diversity.

“There is no compromise on the quality of content of NCERT books. It is based on the national curriculum framework. One really can’t say the same for private publishers,” said Hrushikesh Senapaty, Director, NCERT, to TOI

This article was originally published by TOI.