Nearly 9.74 lakh students took the Intermediate public examination in Telangana this year. Three lakh students failed. Since April 18, when the results were declared, 20 students have committed suicide. The website of the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Examination (TSBIE) was down for a couple of days after the announcement of the results. The students could not log in and pay for recounting. With the last date a day away, this created more panic.
As the parents and the students began to gather outside the board office, the response of the government and the board was to deploy police on a large scale and impose Section 144 in the area and many were arrested.
The petition has been filed by an NGO. The NGO has also sought a thorough probe into the lapses and compensation to the families of the students who ended their lives.High court ordered the Telangana government to immediately start the revaluation of the papers of the failed candidates.
Taking media reports as suo moto National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) ordered Telangana government to submit comprehensive report on the suicides of the 20 students aftermath inter results announcement.
Telangana government formed a three member committee to look into the discrepancies in the inter results which submitted its report. In its report, attributed the problems in the processing of the results to both Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) and the private agency Globarena Technologies, albeit in varying degrees.
In addition, the panel found that despite the bungling of results this year, when compared to previous years, there was no big deviation in the pass percentage. “There have been errors found in the results due to the development, readiness and testing of the application suite. However, its magnitude, scale and nature does not vitiate the results as a whole,” it concluded.
BIE announced late Sunday that it has imposed Rs. 5,000 fine against Uma Devi, a teacher of a private school who evaluated Telugu paper of Navya, a 12th standard student but instead of giving ‘99’ marks gave her ‘0’ marks. Uma Devi has also been sacked by her school management.
Telangana BJP Chief K Laxmanwould observe an indefinite fast here from today, demanding a judicial probe into the alleged goof up inthe declaration of results of intermediate examinations, the party said Sunday. “BJP feels the entire process has to be corrected. So far, 23 students have committed suicide.
Telangana Opposition parties called for ‘Chalo Inter Board ‘ on April 29 ( Monday ) demanding the State government to take action against those responsible for the death of 18 Inter failed students who committed suicide recently. In view of opposition parties protest in front of Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) office at Nampally today, city police beefed up security at Board premises. They have arrested the senior leaders of the opposition parties including Congress, TJS, CPI, TDP and BJP leaders who left for the protest along with their supporters.
All-India Students Federation (AISF) activists lodged a complaint with the Medipally police on Sunday seeking arrest of Telangana Board of Intermediate Education (TBIE) Secretary Ashok.
The process of re-evaluating answer sheets of students who failed, and of those who cleared the exam but have applied for re-evaluation has begun. The process is underway at 12 centres in the state, of which five are in Hyderabad.
The Telangana Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) has postponed Advanced Supplementary Exams from May 16 to May 25, it was announced on Sunday.While the Intermediate First Year (Class 11) exam will be held during morning session, Second Year (Class 12) will be held in the afternoon.