Textbooks printing delay in Telangana
Telangana State Board students might have to begin this academic year without textbooks as delays loom large. While printing of school textbooks had begun by this time last year, school curricula and the contracts process is yet to be finalised in Telangana state this year, leading to doubts if the textbooks will be delivered on time.
The state school academic year begins in the first week of June and printers say that the process of printing and distributing textbooks takes about 3 months. However, with February almost over, nothing has been finalised.
The changes are limited only to Telugu and social sciences, while other subjects will remain unchanged. 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.