Babu told TNIE that the minister has used the services of the private company for many months at Rs 94,000 per month which was paid for by the government.
Only one booklet, with re-revised portions of textbooks of different classes, will be issued to each school in the State.
Earlier, addressing the gathering, he said the present education system has been successful to some extent, but it was far below expectations.
A citizens’ group, Bahutva Karnataka, has demanded the resignation of Education Minister BC Nagesh for his alleged failure in fulfilling his ministerial role.
He clarified that no separate committee has been formed to revise Chapter 4.2 (birth of new religions) in II PUC textbooks.
Nagesh clarified that the committee revised 15 textbooks of Kannada from class 1 to class 10, and five textbooks of social science from Classes 6 to 10.
As only the content on 12th century social reformer Basavanna in class 9 social science textbooks is being considered for re-revision, the textbooks will not be reprinted.
At around 3.30 pm, NSUI members who came in two vehicles started staging a demonstration outside the minister’s house over the textbook revision issue.
The activists were said to be protesting against the textbook review committee, headed by Rohith Chakratirtha, and alleged inclusion of RSS's philosophy in school textbooks.
Regarding some of the authors not wanting their lessons to be taught by incorporating their content in the syllabus, CM said he would consult them too.
He has met and spoken to Adi Chunchanagiri Swamiji about the issue.
He is a well-known writer and I will not react to his statement
Education Minister BC Nagesh on Tuesday hit out at the Congress for blaming the ruling BJP state government for saffronising textbooks.
The leaders referred to are Kuvempu, Gandhi, Ambedkar, Kittur Rani Channamma, Sangolli Rayanna, Rani Abbakka, Madakari Nayaka and Kempegowda.
Controversy erupted post the first revision of the textbook with chapters by AN Murthy Rao, Sara Abbubaker and P Lankesh removed.
'Our focus is on promoting the RSS ideology from which students can derive inspiration on patriotism and nationalism' says BC Nagesh.
Due to lack of funds and the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been no budget allocation for shoes, socks and bicycles this year too.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister B C Nagesh said on Friday that the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination results will be announced on May 19.
SSLC results are expected by the second or third week of May, he added.
Education Minister BC Nagesh said that they have issued notice to Clarence High School in Bengaluru for insisting on carrying/studying Bible as part of the curriculum.