Rules flouted, but officials unmoved
RULES WERE flouted in the ongoing UP Board final examination in the State capital. But, senior officials of the education department? the district inspector of schools (DIOS) and the basic shiksha adhikari (BSA)? avoided taking stern action against copycats.india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 01:11 IST
RULES WERE flouted in the ongoing UP Board final examination in the State capital.
But, senior officials of the education department— the district inspector of schools (DIOS) and the basic shiksha adhikari (BSA)— avoided taking stern action against copycats.
Sample this: A majority of the examinees at the Mahanagar Public Inter College, Krishna Nagar, were without their registration or enrolment cards. Similarly, at Ashirward Public Inter College, LDA Colony, students of Best Career did not have this card. Yet, neither the DIOS, nor the BSA, took any action.
To weed out fake examinees, student registration was made compulsorily in the year 2000. But, on Monday, officials themselves turned a blind eye to violation of the rule. DIOS Vikas Srivastava just asked the centre incharge to ensure that these students brought their enrolment cards for the next examination.
An examinee who was caught reading a message on his cell phone during the examination hour was not booked for using unfair means.
Education department officials seemed to keep their eyes shut to a host of overaged candidates — from married women to shopkeepers — taking the examination. Most of them had never visited the schools to which they belonged.
Also, the much-hyped invigilator identity card proved to be much ado about nothing. A number of these I-cards did not bear the counter sign of the DIOS. It goes without saying that fake invigilators supervised examinations at many centres. Officials themselves caught a couple of fake invigilators on Monday.
Why did officials avoid taking stern action against those openly flouting norms? Sources cited the manner in which DIOS II Umesh Tripathi was transferred last year in the midst of the examination when he was successfully carrying out a campaign against those engaged in copying.
Thus, officials of the education department made a feeble effort and held only eight copycats.