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BTC candidates lock up officers

OFFICIALS AND staff of the Education Directorate at Nishatganj were held captive by BTC correspondence course candidates of the 1996 batch on Monday. Agitated candidates locked the main gate of the Directorate. This left senior officials of Basic Education Department, SCERT, DIET and project office and their supporting staff stranded for hours.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 01:50 IST

OFFICIALS AND staff of the Education Directorate at Nishatganj were held captive by BTC correspondence course candidates of the 1996 batch on Monday. Agitated candidates locked the main gate of the Directorate. This left senior officials of Basic Education Department, SCERT, DIET and project office and their supporting staff stranded for hours.

It was only in the evening when secretary (Basic Education) held a talk with the agitated BTC candidates and the gate was opened. The candidates alleged that 10 years had passed but the State Government was not declaring their results.

“Even though the State Government has revived the BTC Correspondence 1996 batch results yet the Education Department has not declared the same till date,” they alleged.

On Monday, hundreds of agitated candidates converged at the directorate office and started shouting anti-education department slogans. When the supporting staff of BTC and SCERT tried to chase them away from the office premises, the candidates allegedly misbehaved with them. The poor treatment accorded by the staff made them more angry, sources said.

Later, they moved outside the premises and locked the main gate and raised slogans against the Education Department. They alleged that department was ruining their future. Some of the candidates even threatened to self-immolate even then results were not declared on time. Secretary (basic education) heard their grievances sympathetically and assured of every possible help to sort out the matter.

First Published: Jan 17, 2006 01:50 IST