The procurement of books for common studying in libraries of Delhi authorities faculties might be carried out by means of digital mode this yr owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, in line with the Directorate of Education (DoE). It stated holding a bodily e-book truthful as is completed yearly by the division is “not possible” in the present situation.
“Due to the precarious nature of the Covid pandemic, holding a physical face to face mega book fair does not seems feasible in the present times for the procurement of books under the head ‘Improvement of School Libraries’ for the year 2021-22. “As a result, the procurement of books of general reading for all the government schools under DoE will be done through virtual mode,” the DoE stated in official order.
The DoE stated it has additionally determined to increase the panel of publishers, whose books and titles had been chosen or really helpful by the Library Technical Committee in 2019-20, for the yr 2021-22 as a one-time rest. “This yr, as a result of precarious nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the method of procurement of books of common studying by means of Mega Book Fair-V (2021-22) shall be in digital mode,” it added.
The publishing house will have to deliver the ordered books and titles at the doorsteps of the schools within 45 days, beginning from the last day of display at the fair, it said. The directorate clarified that in case after receiving the orders of books and titles through the online module, the publishing house does not supply the books at the doorstep of the schools under DoE, then the selected publisher shall be denied permission to enter the process of procurement of books for the next one year.