The state government has withdrawn its controversial order on a book written on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s political life and people-friendly policies. The earlier order passed by the Department of Public Instruction had asked BEOs to purchase the book with whatever funds available and keep them in the school library.
The book titled “Itta Guri Ditta Hejje – Samanatheya Sadhakana Sankalpada Haadi” has been compiled and edited by Tumakuru Mahadevaiah and B G Nagaraj and costs Rs 300.
The first circular has been issued on 26-4-2016 by the Deputy Director of Department of Public Instruction stated that over 2,417 books have to be purchased and distributed across all government schools including primary, secondary and high schools in the district. The cost of the book purchase has to be borne by the department and whatever available funds could be used for the purchase, the circular stated.