19 December, New Delhi
All CBSE books and learning material will be made available on-line for free. Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani announced this while inaugurating a new Kendriya Vidyalaya building in East Delhi on Saturday.
Irani also said, the Centre will launch initiatives to help parents to analyze performance of their children in Kendriya Vidyalayas, from the next academic year.
The Minister said, NCERT books have already been made available online for free through e-books and mobile applications a month-and-a-half ago.
Irani also asked officials in her ministry to organise Baal Sabhaas or Child Conventions, showcasing interactions between children and professionals from fields including defence.
This will help students grow into good human beings, the minister said.
Smriti Irani reiterated that the Centre will launch ‘Shaala Darpan’ and ‘Saransh’ services in Kendriya Vidyalayas in the next academic year.
The ‘Shaala Darpan’ service is aimed at using SMSes to keep parents informed about their wards’ attendance, time table and marks in exams.
While ‘Saransh’ will help parents compare the subject-wise learning outcomes of their children, with others at the district, state and national levels.