DSEK orders inquiry into 'errors' in compilation of marks cards

The directorate of school education has initiated an inquiry into the grave errors committed by the officials posted in District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) during compilation of marks cards of students from class 5 to class 8.

The action was initiated after Greater Kashmir on May 08 reported about the errors committed while awarding marks to the students on their marks cards.

“As desired by Director School Education Kashmir, you are requested to enquire into the matter and furnish a detailed report to this office within three days for further necessary action,” reads a letter shot to Chief Education Officer (CEO) Baramulla on May 09.

The DIET officials in Sopore had awarded flawed marks to the students besides mentioning erroneous date of birth of students forcing them to halt the distribution of the marks cards among the students. “There were major errors in parentage of the students as well,” an official said.

The students had appeared in these exams in 2018 and had joined their new classes in November of the same year. However, the errors are yet to be rectified on the marks cards of their previous classes, exposing the laxity of the DIET officials.

Already reported, a student of class 8th has been awarded 163 out of 30 marks in one of the subjects while as another student has been awarded 198 out of 100.

When contacted, the CEO Baramulla G M Lone said the matter has been taken up with the DIET Principal Sopore but the compilation of report got delayed due to the prevailing situation in valley.

“We will get the report from DIET office by Monday or Tuesday. We will examine the report and submitted it to DSEK for further action,” he said.

Meanwhile, Principal State Institute of Education (SIE) Srinagar has also initiated a separate inquiry into the matter and asked the DIET officials to submit the report within 15 days.

“The errors committed by DIET officials have been taken seriously by the department. Principal DIET has been asked to submit a detailed report and explain the reasons behind this error in compilation of marks cards,” an official said.