Plagiarized CBSE books stuffed with error find way into Delhi

Plagiarized CBSE textbooks, puzzled with errors, are intimidating the future of school children in Delhi.

Created On: Apr 4, 2014 15:00 IST

Plagiarized CBSE textbooks, puzzled with errors, are intimidating the future of school children in Delhi. What more, some schools in Delhi are purportedly hand in glove with the publishers of the pirated books.

The CBSE's vigilance cell’s investigation unearthed a major racket connecting gangs that are circulating pirated & replica textbooks in different cities and delivering them to Delhi. The check out also stated that few schools are crafting dearth of textbooks to give pecuniary gains to the publishers of the pirated books, a CBSE executive said on the condition of secrecy. The board has now registered a complaint with Delhi Police.

"The sprints with which these textbooks are being illegitimately printed & pushed into the markets are rooting a lot of textual inaccuracies, including incorrect pagination, that are causing a lot of bewilderment among the students. Some of the frequent mistakes found are misspelt names of leaders & lot of erroneous answers in the mathematics textbooks for students of standard IX - XII," said a senior CBSE official who requested ambiguity.

Students reading plagiarized English books could be wholly mystified because of the incorrect pagination. Officials stated that the exercises in the books may not contest with the chapters due to mistaken pagination. "While examining, it was found that particular book stores were facing scarcity of books all the time. It was then observed that regardless of enough supply, the scarcity still persevered. Anon, those book stores had superfluous stock. If CBSE did not reprint the books then how did they get extra stock?" a CBSE official jibed.

There are numerous schools who ask students to acquire books from particular book shops & few schools are in the scanner, the official added. It is probable that schools, publishers and bookstores have a nexus & the Delhi Police's EOW will authenticate all the particulars as CBSE has filed an FIR on the subject. After carrying out an inquisition, CBSE found that the pirated books are being published in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and few other parts of India. Due to enormous demand, Delhi is getting supplies of these plagiarized books from different cities, a CBSE official disclosed.

Police to probe

In line with a police officer, CBSE has not put forward any substantiation so far. A police officer said that CBSE hardly reprints books. "These specifics hoist various questions & would also be examined. Such textbooks are published at Purani Dilli and Nai Sarak in Delhi & many publishers are implicated in the offense," the officer added. Such publishers give 30 % to 40 % on these textbooks, sources stated.


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