Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF) on Tuesday raised condemnations against the reported selling of school text books by putting unauthorized price tags, and demanded that the printing press involved in the said activities should turn themselves over to the student body by Wednesday.
Acting on an information that some of the school text books for Class XI and XII are being sold at some book stores by putting unauthorized price tags, volunteers of the student body went for an inspection at book stores located in Imphal City on Tuesday.
On the sidelines of the inspection, MSF vice president Hijam Roshan told the media that the volunteers found some books of Class XI and XII of National Council of Education Research and Training, New Delhi were being sold by putting new price tags on top of the original price tags.
The original price tag for Class XI Mathematics text book is Rs 210 but the book was being sold at Rs 250 by putting a new price tag, he alleged.
The Class XII Physics-I text book was found to be sold at Rs 240 against the original price of Rs 195 and Class XII Chemistry part-II was sold with a new price tag Rs 170 against original price of Rs 135 and others, he added.
MSF appealed to the students and others to inform the student body if such books are found to be sold by putting new price tag stickers. Those involved should surrender to the student body by Wednesday, he added.