New Delhi, September 24: Social media is abuzz with reports that the central government has decided to levy a tax on school textbooks. As the reports on tax being imposed on school textbooks were going viral, the government issued a clarification, terming them as fake news. The clarification came from the PIB Fact Check, a central government's department which counters misinformation on government-related scheme and policies. Students From Class 8 to PUC 1 Will Be Given Laptops at Rs 3,500 by MCA Under COVID-19 Online Education Purpose? PIB Reveals Truth Behind Fake Ad.

"Claim: It is being claimed on social media that the central government has imposed tax on school books. This claim is fake. There is no tax on school textbooks," read a tweet by PIB Fact Check. At a time when fake news is rampant on social media platforms and misinformation spreads like a wildfire, LatestLY advises its users to be cautious. Cinema Halls to Re-Open in India From October 1? PIB Fact Check Debunks The Fake Report.

No Tax Imposed on School Textbooks by Centre:

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