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Class 12th exam lapse: BOSE constitutes in-house committee to fix responsibility

'The committee shall submit its report to the competent authority within seven days, positively,' the JKBOSE order reads.
11:35 AM Mar 21, 2024 IST | Syed Rizwan Geelani
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Srinagar, March 21: The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) has constituted an in-house committee to probe and ascertain the reasons that led to "instant irregularity" in holding class 12th examination of Physical Education subject on March 20 of 2024.

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The committee was constituted immediately after School Education Department (SED) constituted a two-member committee comprising Director School Education (DSE) Kashmir and Jammu division to probe the wrong distribution of the class 11th question paper among the class 12th students in exam halls across J&K.

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The class 12th students who appeared in the examination of Physical Education subject on March 20 were handed over the question paper of class 11th in the examination halls, wrongly set, packed and sealed by the JKBOSE, leaving students high and dry.

As per the order issued, the Assistant Secretary (Central) of JKBOSE has stated that the examination of "Physical Education" subject along with other subjects of class 12the Annual Regular, 2024 was scheduled on March 20 of 2024 across all the soft zone areas of UT of J&K and Ladakh.

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"As reported by various Superintendents, on opening the packets of the sealed question papers at the designated examination centres by them, it came to fore that these question papers of Physical Education pertained to Class 11th examination instead of Class 12th examination," the order reads.
It reads that the JKBOSE took immediate cognisance of the matter and ordered cancellation of examination of Physical Education. "As such, a committee is constituted to probe the matter in depth and ascertain the reasons that led to the instant irregularity," the order reads.

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The committee comprising of Joint Secretary, Secrecy, Jammu and Kashmir division, Joint Secretary, General Jammu division has been constituted to "fix the responsibility for the negligence."

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"The committee shall submit its report to the competent authority within seven days, positively," the JKBOSE order reads.

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Notably, a copy of the order has been sent to Director Academic JKBOSE, Joint Secretary Secrecy, Kashmir amd Jammu Division for information and compliance. The in-charge Deputy Secretary, Secrecy (Central) has been asked to provide all the requisite record to the designated committee while "maintaining its confidentiality."

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