Karnataka Text Book Society ® came into existence on 01.04.2006 in accordance with the provisions of Government order No. ED 95 DGO 2005, Bangalore Dt.04/01/2006 promulgated to form an umbrella body in the context of all Government approved school textbooks preparation, printing, and distribution activities. This is in accordance with the recommendations of Dr. K.P. Surendranath Committee to have an autonomous body in the form of Society. The society was registered under the Societies Registration Act 1966 on 12.05.2006.
So the society functions as per the directives of its Governing Council and the Executive Committee. This has facilitated quick decision-making and more efficient distribution of both free and sale textbooks.