Punjab Govt asks schools not to recommend books of private publishers

In view of the complaints received in this regard, the Education Department has issued instructions to the managements of private schools not to directly or indirectly force the students


The Punjab Government has directed the managements of private schools not to impose books, published by private publishers on the students studying in their schools and they should recommend the books only published by the certified institutes.

Disclosing this here, a spokesperson of the Punjab School Education Department said that the Director Education (SE) has issued letters to the managements of all private schools affiliated to the CBSE, ICSE and Punjab School Education Board. The aim of this is to protect the interests of the students.

According to the spokesperson, some management of private schools are imposing the books published by private publishers to the students studying in their schools and the students were being asked to buy these books and uniforms from special shops. Students and their parents have to buy these books at exorbitant prices.

In view of the complaints received in this regard, the Education Department has issued instructions to the managements of private schools not to directly or indirectly force the students and their parents to purchase books and uniforms from special shops / firms. In case of doing so, the accreditation / no-objection certificate of the guilty schools will be revoked.