Copying issue shakes Parishad
THE ISSUE of mass copying in the Board examination echoed in the Vidhan Parishad on Thursday. Leader of the teachers group Om Prakash Sharma took up the case of mass copying in RD Inter College, Asifabad-Samaspur, Meerut. He said on March 28 last year, the then DIOS, Meerut had informed the Secretary, Secondary Education Council and the District Magistrate about the mass copying.india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 01:54 IST
THE ISSUE of mass copying in the Board examination echoed in the Vidhan Parishad on Thursday.
Leader of the teachers group Om Prakash Sharma took up the case of mass copying in RD Inter College, Asifabad-Samaspur, Meerut. He said on March 28 last year, the then DIOS, Meerut had informed the Secretary, Secondary Education Council and the District Magistrate about the mass copying. In his report, the DIOS said that the school was located in Khadar area and it was difficult to keep vigil on examination process. He also recommended for debarring the said school from the list of examination centers for five years. But, instead of blacklisting the school, the officials have again enlisted it as an examination center.
State Minister for Secondary Education Manpal Singh said the Divisional Commissioner had been directed to inquire the matter and submit his report.
Sharma said the Divisional Commissioner and the District Magistrate were members of the committee that selected the examination centre. How come, the Commissioner was appointed Inquiry Officer?
Sharma informed the House that the owner of school had filed a case in the Sessions court stating that Sharma was demanding Rs 2 lakh to withdraw the question. Never in my political career such allegations has been leveled against me, Sharma said.
Panchanan Rai alleged that several schools that did not have building were made examination centre. Due to pressure of the officers, the Minister was silent on the issue.
Shyam Narayan Singh, Munna Singh Chauhan and Naipal Singh demanded a high-level inquiry on the issue. Ahmed Hasan assured the members that appropriate action would be taken against the culprit. Chairman Chaudhary Sukram Singh Yadav reserved the ruling and said that after studying all the facts he would give the ruling later.
Expressing concern over mass copying and activities of the exam mafia, the members of teachers group demanded an adjournment motion to discuss the issue
Rai said the district education officers and owners of private schools were virtually playing with the life of the students.
A large numbers of students, who are not registered in the school, are sitting in the Board examination.
Quoting from the newspapers, Rai said students from Nepal, Karnataka, Assam and Uttaranchal were also appearing in the examination at centers located in Ballia, Ghazipur, Kushinagar and Azamgarh. New eating joints have opened to supply meals to the examinees camping in the town. To draw the students from other states some schools have put interesting advertisements that read ‘along with copying in examination, boarding and meal available for the students at Rs 5000 only.
Hem Singh Pundir, Jagvir Kishore Jain, Naipal Singh and SP Singh expressed concern over mass cheating in the examination. Rejecting the adjournment motion, the Chairman permitted one-hour discussion on the issue.