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Services of history board terminated

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times   May 24, 2013
First Published: 01:45 IST(24/5/2013) | Last Updated: 01:46 IST(24/5/2013)

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education on Wednesday terminated the services of all nine members of its history board of studies after the Class 10 textbooks on the subject were found riddled with errors such as the exclusion of Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands from the country’s map. 

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The expert committee had accepted the mistakes on the map and also factual errors such as naming Karl Marx as the leader of the Russian Revolution. HT had reported this in its May 16 edition. “All members of our board of studies on history replied to the show-cause notices and accepted it was their fault. We terminated their services and will seek legal opinion for further action,’’ said Sarjerao Jadhav, state board chairperson.

The board said it would rectify mistakes in the new textbooks by pasting copies of corrected maps, and also paste clarification notes on the factual errors.

The board had dismissed the geography board of studies on Tuesday after issuing them with show cause notices on Saturday.


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