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The Assam government has ordered a probe into language discrepancies in Class 7 Social Studies textbook.

Some chapters of the Class 7 Social Studies textbook for Assamese medium schools were recently found to be in other languages.

Additional chief secretary (Education) Maninder Singh would inquire into the circumstances regarding discrepancies in the textbook and the report have to be submitted within seven days, said an official statement on Monday.

The state government further directed that an FIR be filed against the printing press, Gigabytes Press and Publication in Nagaon, which was given the responsibility of printing the book.

The education department has also been directed to issue show cause notices against state-level, district-level and block-level officers along with the heads of schools, who were responsible for supervision and distribution of the textbooks, it added.

The government has also issued instructions to all the district-level education officers and teachers to meticulously check the textbooks and inform any discrepancies, if found, well beforehand so that they can be replaced.

Further, the Assam Textbook Production and Publication Board has been directed to go through necessary checking and re-examination before distribution of textbooks, the statement added.

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