UP Board seeks report over sale of guides, guess papers
Prayagraj (Mahamedia) Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP has taken a strong cognizance of complaints that certain publishers and distributers entrusted with the task of printing and distributing NCERT-syllabus based books were also publishing and selling guides guess papers and question banks based on these very books in stark violation of the agreed terms.
The board has sought a report in this regard from all district inspectors of schools (DIoSs) in the state.
“They have been asked to look into the complaints and submit their reports to the board headquarters,” said UP Board secretary Divyakant Shukla. “The board will take action against the authorised publishers and distributors as per the set norms if they are found violating terms,” he added. The UP Board had on April 1, 2018, introduced NCERT syllabus in schools affiliated to it in 18 subjects. This included science, mathematics, and social science of class 9, mathematics and science in Class 10, history, geography, civics, sociology, economics, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology in class 11 besides mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology in class 12.
This was followed by the introduction of NCERT syllabus of social science and in high school as well as history, geography, civics, economics and sociology in class 12. This followed NCERT syllabus-based books for other subjects as well.