Raipur: In what could be termed as the biggest scam to date in Chhattisgarh Textbook Corporation, the authorities have favoured one private printing agency named Minal Publication, for printing the textbooks, even when it was neither entitled nor competent as per the norms.
The said private publication had been disqualified in the tender process, yet it was given the printing order, alleges State BJP leader Gaurishankar Shrivas who exposed this scam in a sting operation. The said Publication acquired a huge amount of printing roles, out of the way, understandably thanks to the mercy of the authorities of Textbook Corporation. To make the matter worse, the publication has printed the textbooks in sub-stand papers.
Shrivas further alleged that the Corporation has flawed at various levels. One Progressive Offset was given the printing work order, violating the norms. Subsequently, the Progressive Offset passed the work to Minal Publication, which has been debarred in the tender process. During the sting, the BJP leader recorded the printing process of the textbooks namely “Moral values and Yoga Education- Part I”. “Apparently, such a huge irregularity cannot be executed without the knowledge or consent of the chairman Shailesh Nitin Trivedi”, Shirvas accused and said, the matter would be brought into the notice of higher investigating agencies, to ensure that the guilty officials punished as per the rule of law.”