BSEB on edge as another scam surfaces

bseb exam scamFor the education board which is still trying to re-establish its image after being involved in the biggest education scam, another issue had popped up to jolt its roots. Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) had recently conducted the compartment exams for matriculation and intermediate classes and as the evaluation process started, it has been reported that as much as 350 students’ answer sheets have reached the Board who were marked absent in the exam. Citing the issue, the results of the exam have been put on hold.

BSEB Chairman Anand Kishor has confirmed that some irregularities have been reported in the conduct of Compartment exam that was organised last month. Mr. Kishor said the Center Superintendents are responsible for this issue as they have not thoroughly checked the copies and the Board has sought clarification from them. He further said that the results will only be announced once the Board receives reply from the Center Superintendents.

The Board has received such answer sheets from multiple districts. The Chhapra district tops the chart as maximum 150 cases have come from the district. The Board has received 17 and 15 such cases from Sitamarhi and Madhubani districts respectively.

Since after the unearthing of the Intermediate scam in May this year, Bihar Government had assured that strict measures will be taken against the guilty and such incident will not repeat. However, the present scenario reflects that there is a lot to do to stop the menace and the corrupt are not even feared of the government.

The Board had adopted adequate security measures for the conduct of the compartment exams across all test centers and a special team was assigned with the duty to transport the answer sheets of examinees to the safe places. Even after such procedures, the irregularities have been reported which hints that there are still some loopholes remaining within the system.

It would be interesting to see what actions the Board (BSEB) and Bihar government takes to tackle the issue. As the result of compartment exams stand postponed till the preliminary enquiry completes, the ball is in the court of BSEB.

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