The High Court of Telangana has adjourned the hearing of the Intermediate Exam fiasco case to the 15th of May 2019.
The adjournment was due to the fact that the board needed an additional week to declare the results of re-counting and re-valuation process of answer sheets who were deemed to have failed the examination. The Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) has said that the process is still underway and it will be providing the details to the court in a week’s time.
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. In the meantime, a fact-finding committee has been set up in order to look into the examination result discrepancies.
The petition in the High Court was filed by Balala Hakkula Sangham, an organization working for the rights of children. It demanded action against the officials of BIE and Globarena Technologies responsible for the results fiasco which resulted in 22 students committing suicide. 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 BIE has set up 12 centers for the purpose of revaluation. It has also contracted the Noida-based company Datatech Methodex for the same. This is based on the recommendation of a three-member committee set up by the state government amidst public furor regarding the discrepancies in the evaluation process.
The Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) had first announced the 1st and 2nd-year exam results on the 18th of April 2019. 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.