Telangana Intermediate Exam Results fiasco – High Court orders for revaluation by the 8th of May 2019
The Telangana High Court directed the state government and its intermediate state board to re-evaluate the answer sheets of 3 lakh students who were declared as failed. The Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) had first announced the 1st and 2nd year exam results on the 18th of April 2019.
The results ended up costing the lives of more than 20 students who ended up taking their lives. The compromised evaluation process by the authorities resulted in subsequent protests and agitation across the state. The obnoxiousness of the goof up can be gauged by the fact that a student named Gajji Navya secured 99 but has been given 0 in the results. Subsequently, a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) was filed by Achyuta Rao, President of the NGO Balala Hakkula Sangham (BHS).
The petition filed by the NGO on Wednesday sought to implead Globarena Technologies, a company hired by the BIE for processing the Intermediate results. The NGO hopes that stringent punishment is taken against officials responsible for the blunders committed in the evaluation of answer sheets and the marks uploaded into the system through an ‘inefficient’ private firm. The high court has directed the state and its intermediate board to re-tally the marks obtained by the students who had been declared ‘failed’.
The cost of revaluation is touted to be around 15 crores. The TSBIE board is trying its best to get hold of senior teachers while setting up centers to conduct the process. They will first do the re-counting of marks followed by re-evaluation. In the meantime, a fact-finding committee has been set up in order to look into the examination result discrepancies.
In total, there were 9 Lakh plus students who had appeared for the TS Intermediate exams that were held in months February and March this year