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SED forms committee to investigate class 11 paper distribution error

To fix responsibility for negligence at supervisory or administrative level
09:16 PM Mar 20, 2024 IST | Syed Rizwan Geelani
sed forms committee to investigate class 11 paper distribution error
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Srinagar, March 20: The School Education Department (SED) on Wednesday constituted a two-member committee 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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As per the order issued by Administrative Secretary SED, Dr Piyush Singla, the committee comprises Director School Education (DSE) of Kashmir and Jammu division respectively.

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"The ToR of the committee shall be to inquire into the incident of wrong distribution of class 11th question paper to class 12th students who appeared in the Board exam on March 20 of 2024," the order reads.

As per the order, the committee will look into the circumstances of the cancellation of the examination and fixing the responsibility for negligence at supervisory or administrative level.

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"The committee shall co-opt with the  Chief Education Officer (as required) or other officer and submit its findings to the administrative department within seven days," the order reads.

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The committee was ordered amid the criticism faced by JKBOSE for its failure to maintain sanctity of the exams and putting students to stress. The students who appeared in the class 12th exam for Physical Education subject complained that they were in shock to receive "out of syllabus" question paper in the exam halls.

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As already reported, the class 12th students appearing in the examination of Physical Education subject on Wednesday (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.

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In wake of this the JK Board of School Education (BOSE) cancelled the examination of Physical Education subject in all soft zone areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh UT.

"The new date for the examination will be notified separately," reads a notification issued by Director Academics JKBOSE Dr Sudhir Singh.

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