recall Telugu Text Books if any mistake found: HC

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Chennai, Feb 1 (PTI): The Madras High Court today directedthe authorities to recall the Telugu text books if anymistakes were found to have crept into them.

The Court gave this direction following a Public InterestLitigation filed by T Sanjeeva Rao, who sought a direction tothe authorities to review the entire Social Science-TeluguText Book for the sixth standard and remove mistakes foundtherein and print a new book for circulation.

The petitioner submitted that the social science textbookspublished by state authorities in the Telugu in 2010 for sixthstandard students had a lot mistakes and therefore, thesebooks should not be recommended for study .

Rao also made a representation before the Secretary andDirector of School Education to go through these textbooks andreview them.

Disposing the matter, the First Bench, comprising ChiefJustice M Y Eqbal and Justice T S Sivagnanam directed thepetitioner to file a fresh representation before the Directorof School Education, pointing out specifically and clearlyeach and every mistake that has crept in the text books.

The Bench also said if such representation is filed, theSchool Education Director should consider it and takeappropriate decision on it.

The Judges said if any mistakes were found, as pointed outby the petitioner, authorities should immediately withdraw thetext books and publish fresh ones after rectifying all suchmistakes.

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