Chandigarh, May 22 (YP Bureau)
Education Minister Punjab along with Principal Secretary School education today inspected lot of books supplied to the schools in the state which has invoked controversy due to the alleged vulgar content not suitable for the school students.
The Education Minister found that the books dispatched in the schools under the inspection of Director General School Education Mr. Kahan Singh Pannu are of sub-standard quality having vulgar content which may caused adverse effects on the minds of the children. He found that 70 per cent of the books are of sub standard and totally irrelevant of the students.
The Education Minister directed the language department to take utmost care in the future before finalizing books for the school students. He took a strong notice Director General School Education’s action of the dispatching books to the schools without any prior inspections.
Show cause notice has also been issued to the Director Language department and the clarification has also been sort within fifteen days. Principal Secretary School education has been deputed to inquire into the whole matter. An explanation has also been called from all the officers who were party in the decision of dispatching these books in the schools.
Mr. Surjit Singh Khuram District Education Officer Bathinda has been put under suspension for laxity in this controversial action.