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Telangana SCERT chief and others to face disciplinary action following textbooks foreword fiasco

K M Dayashankar

This website had published “KCR is still CM of Telangana state as per textbooks published by SCERT for the academic year 2024-25’ on Wednesday during the first day of reopening of schools

HYDERABAD, JUNE 14, 2024:  In the wake of fiasco in the printing of government textbooks and publication of foreword thanking former Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and former education ministers Kadiam Srihari and P Sabitha Indra Reddy and others, the state government had decided to disciplinary action against SCERT director M Radha Reddy and others over the issue, the sources said.

Following the news published in this website on Wednesday, the state government instructed the DEOs of the all the district to bring back the textbooks on Thursday.  Freshly, School Education Commissioner A Sridevasena issued proceedings against Radha Reddy directing her to explain as to why disciplinary action should not be initiated against her for dereliction and negligence of duty.

In the proceedings, the School Education Commissioner said names of the former Chief Minister and former Minister for Education were printed with the title ‘Mundu Maata’ (foreword) in some of the textbooks/workbooks, which are issued by the SCERT Director.

“Therefore, M Radha Reddy, Director, SCERT, is hereby directed to submit her explanation as to why disciplinary action should not be initiated against her for dereliction and negligence towards her duties within three days from the date of receipt of these proceedings without fail,” the proceedings read.

Following the issue, the state government is planning to print fresh foreword and paste the same in place of the existing one in all the textbooks instead of reprinting new textbooks, which would become very costly. Already, majority of headmasters of various schools have torn away the old foreword in the textbooks.


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