The new academic session has already begun in schools but the supply of NCERT text books for Mathematics and History for secondary classes is short in the market in the national capital, leaving parents in limbo.
While book shop owners say they have either not received any supply from distributors or have got only limited stocks, parents are hopping from one place to another to find the books but with little success.
NCERT officials, however, maintained there is no shortage of printing or supply of books at their end.
“The session has already started and I could not find mathematics book for my daughter who is in Class VI. The school bookstore also did not have it neither the 4-5 stores that we went to in different areas of Delhi.
“Maths is one of the mainstream subjects, the students will suffer if the books aren’t available on time as classes have already begun,” said a parent residing in South-West Delhi.
Another parent said, “I had to get the book photocopied for my child from one of his friends who had managed to buy it. It is not possible to manually check out each and every store in Delhi to find out if a particular book is available or not”.