As per the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), once the New Education Policy (NEP) is decided and the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) is in place, the NCERT textbooks will see another major revision after 2017. What is interesting to note is that the 2017 revision itself had come after nearly 15 years.
The changes introduced now will be in tune with the New Education Policy and the NCF will be formed in accordance with it. Textbooks so far had been formulating according to the NCF 2005. It has been suggested that the New textbooks should contain only the essential core material in each subject which is constructivist, discovery-based, analysis-based, engaging and enjoyable to read. NCERT to also prepare a few supplementary units in specific subjects in addition to core material.
The education policy draft is under review by a committee headed by former ISRO chief K. Kasturirangan. The policy will be finalised on the basis of various consultations, feedbacks and suggestions.
Source: The Print