Hyderabad: The state Board students have to start their academic year without text books. While printing of the books had begun by this time last year, school curricula and the contracts process is yet to be finalised for this year. And printing, distributing textbooks takes about three months.
“CM KCR has been given the drafts of the new texts. He gave them to government adviser K.V.Ramanachary for perusal. He will read the drafts and return them with further suggestions. It could take a month”, a senior education department official said. Meanwhile contracts for printing and distribution of textbooks in the state are also being finalised.
As reported earlier, the existing contracts will be cancelled with the printing rights being awarded exclusively to Telangana printers.
“Because there are so many printers, the government allots only one or two books to each depending on their capacity.
“And then they have to be bound which is a laborious process and then be dispatched to the government warehouse and the market. The issues crop up in this process, printers would say the paper quality is not good which would take many days to resolve”