21 December, 2015, New Delhi: As a part of Centre’s Good Governance effort, HRD Minister, Smriti Irani informed that all CBSE books and learning material will be available online for free. While attending a function in Kendriya Vidyalaya, she revealed the news. HRD Minister visited the school to inaugurate a new building of the school at Khichripur. Addressing the crowd, she said, “We made NCERT books available online for free through e-books and mobile applications a month-and-a-half ago. We are similarly going to make CBSE books available online along with additional learning material and videos as part of our good governance efforts.”
She also asked her ministry’s officials to organise ‘Baal Sabha’. The move came after Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi raised a point that efforts should be made to not only educate children but also make them a better human being. With the help of this platform, professionals will directly interact with students on various fields including defence which will help them to grow as ‘good human being.’
Apart from aforementioned service, I rani also announced that in the next academic year the Centre will going to launch ‘Shaala Darpan’ and ‘Saransh’ services for Class I to Class XII in Kendriya Vidyalayas. With the help Shaala Darpan, parents would be able to monitor their child’s activities such as attendance, time table and marks in exams through SMSes. On the other hand, ‘Saransh’ will equip the parents to compare the subject-wise learning outcomes of their children, with others at the district, state and national levels.