The National Council for Educational Training and Research (NCERT) has finally got its web portal for supply of textbooks to schools and individuals. The portal was launched by Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha yesterday.
The portal has been started for better distribution of NCERT textbooks across the country and will also address the apprehensions, on the part of schools and parents, regarding unavailability of these textbooks. The schools will be able to log on to the portal, by entering their respective Boards’ affiliation numbers and other details, till September 8, 2017 for placing their orders for the session 2018-19. The Web Portal can be accessed at
At the time of placing the orders, the schools are not required to make the payment; the payment can be made just before the supply. The schools will also have the option of directly procuring textbooks either from their nearest NCERT vendor or from the Regional Production-cum-Distribution Centres (RPDCs) of the NCERT located at Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Guwahati, and Bengaluru.
The portal will be opened to individual buyers soon. They can place their orders by login in onto the portal, and books will be delivered at their doorsteps with nominal postal charges. The portal will also enable the buyers to track the status of their respective orders.
The textbooks will also continue to be sold at the Retail Sales Counters located at the NCERT headquarters in Delhi; at its Regional Institutes of Education (RIEs) Ajmer, Bhopal Bhubaneswar, Shillong, and Mysuru; and at its Regional Production-cum-Distribution Centres (RPDCs) based in Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Guwahati and Bengaluru.