Re-writing may take time this year resulting in students of
class XI studying old textbooks in the session 2016-17. Rajasthan Board of
Secondary Education (RBSE) has cleared that they will be in a position to
complete the rewriting of textbooks for Class XI not before later in the year.
The process of re-writing was to be taken care of by State
education department from Class I to XII for session 2016 onward. It takes
two-three months time while reducing basic standard processes involved. This
started on August 30, 2015, for classes I to VIII, the rewriting work was
carried out by the State Institute of Education and Training (SIERT) in
Udaipur, which got over last week. Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education
(RBSE) was to re-write for class IX and XI. It was decided to keep the old
textbooks for Class X and XII, for the session 2016-17.
As per chairman of RBSE, B L Chaudhary re-writing is a
serious job and especially for senior classes, it needs to be done carefully by
proof- reading several times. He said that they are working continuously but won't
be able to carry out the task on time. The Rajasthan State Textbook Board
(RSTB) has received 13 revised books out of 43 books of Class XI. 30 books are
still awaited and for class IX, 14 books have been sent for printing out of
total 16 books.
After re-writing textbooks, they will be proof-read again
before printing. After sending for print, it takes around three-four months to
reach every senior secondary school.
A senior officer said
that usually these should have reached all depots by end of February to reach
till panchayat level in another 30-50 days.