Spelling mistake in government order costs academic plan of students
In January last year, the state government had issued an order to upgrade a government school in the village Tana, from high school to intermediate.Updated: Jan 28, 2018 20:48 IST
A spelling mistake in a government order, that was meant to upgrade a high school in Champawat district of Uttarakhand, has cost the academic plan of 43 students, who will now be forced to go to another school for clearing the intermediate exam.
In January last year, the state government had issued an order to upgrade a government school in the village Tana, from high school to intermediate. However, the village name was inadvertently mentioned as Tar. After the local education officials noticed the mistake, it was sent back to the secretariat.
Since then it has taken more than 10 months and still a revised order has not reached the office of district education officer in Champawat. DS Rajput, DEO said that the process of upgradation of the school will begin as soon as they receive the revised order. “We hope that the classes will commence from the next session,” he said.
A revised order, however, has been issued on December 19, but it is yet to reach the school.
Uma Shankar Bhatt, member zila panchayat, said, “Children had to bear the brunt of poor functioning of the government. Seven students will have to go Ritha Sahib inter college, which far from their village,” said Bhatt.
First Published: Jan 28, 2018 20:48 IST