JWs often point to this, to show outsiders they ARE allowed to read the Bible on their own without the publications. Although, as we know, the org still teaches that you will never progress along the road to life without the pubs. AND, i would imagine that what they learn/conclude from their own Bible reading, must remain within the confines of current WT teaching, even on the most minute points of doctrine.
Has this daily Bible reading always been promoted? How many Witnesses do it? What is the point , if you just have to accept all their teachings anyway?