The Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission on Friday directed the Education Department (Schools) to provide books to Scheduled Castes (SC) students. The directions were issued in response to a matter pertaining to not providing the books to scheduled caste students in Punjab. 

Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission chairman Rajesh Bagha said that government school students were not provided books till date even after two months have passed since the start of the academic session. 

"It is adversely impacting the students due to non availability of books," he said. He directed the department for strict action against the guilty officials responsible for delay in supply of books.

The Commission has directed the Education (Schools) Department and Welfare Department to submit report on 5 July after supplying the books to SC students.