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Ibobi mulls high level inquiry into CBSE admit card issue

By EMN Updated: Feb 26, 2015 10:27 pm

IMPHAL, February 26

Chief minister O Ibobi Singh today informed the house of the ongoing Manipur Legislative Assembly that government was considering to constitute a high level inquiry committee to look intothe controversy arising out of non-issuance of admit cards to students of some schools by the CBSE authority.
The chief minister was responding to a calling attention motion moved by opposition MLA Karam Shyam of Lok Jana Sakti while expressing concern over the careers of the students of five schools whose admit card to sit in the upcoming CBSE conducted exams are yet not issue by the pertinent authorities.
The opposition member the matter a question of academic careers of around 2500 students as they are yet to receive their admit cards for the upcoming Class X and XII exams conducted by the CBSE, due to begin from March 2 next.Quoting the students who were in a position to miss the exam, Shyam said the schools they have admitted were found not recognized by CBSE. However, their filled up exam forms were being submitted to CBSE through schools affiliated to the CBSE.
He threw the ball of the controversy to the court of state education minister and said he (education minister) should be held responsibility for the development.
Chief minister Ibobi, in his reply to the calling attention motion, said that state government has nothing to do while clarifying that CBSE is not under the jurisdiction of state government but under the Union ministry of human resources.
However, the chief minister maintained that CBSE authority was giving recognition to schools after the state government recommended and the state government has been giving permission to only two schools of each district of the state to affiliate to the CBSE.
It was as per a decision of the state cabinet which was taken on March 5, 2011 and he have no knowledge of how so many schools of the state were given recognition by the CBSE.
Giving a hint of some malpractices in the conduct of the CBSE exams in the state, the chief minister cited that the student who topped the Class-XII in the all India level CBSE exam was admitted to a top college of the country in New Delhi.
But, government has learnt that he was doing well in the higher exams, he added.

By EMN Updated: Feb 26, 2015 10:27:04 pm